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Can anger be constructive?

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Can anger be constructive?

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  1. definitely. it’s usually when it’s out of control or selfish, that is destructive. but anger stemming from a sense of justice can be a positive thing.

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  2. Yes. It can make you realize something is wrong, and make you get to a resolution.Put together a plan to take a action because of the upset.
    Or also make you realize your own hot buttons and learn how to resolve them.

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  3. Sure it can be. Some times it’s difficult for shy people to defend themselves and anger gives them the strenght to speak out. Anger also could by the force behine change, improvement and creativity. The difficult part of dealing with anger is not loosing perspective and not leting anger take over you.

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  4. Actually it can and let me explain. When a person is angry it’s usually something they’re unhappy with. If you take that anger and do something to change things for the better then your initial anger has become constructive.

    Here’s an example of a real event. People living in a drug-ridden gang neighborhood decided enough was enough. Today they will do a peaceful march waving white flags to help reclaim peace in their neighborhood.

    Read the full article: http://bit.ly/owBWyB

    Don’t forget to smile because being grumpy is bad for your health. A new study shows that getting angry can literally give you a heart attack…

    Video Source: http://abcn.ws/orWqVz

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  5. Only when used economically so one is taken seriously. Useful in asserting boundaries to drive a point home if someone is not listening. But overall, I find the most persuasive tactic is to just stay gone. Silence and absence speaks much louder than anger and stomping ever will.

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  6. If it helps come up with some principles about anger that are true to you, maybe. Otherwise, this stands for most cases, anger is ultimately a negative thing. Think of all negativity and positivity as being a part of the atmosphere, this is easy if you’ve been around a tense person, you can feel it yourself 100% of the time. Well, any anger you release is going to pollute the air a little bit. Something wonderful may come of it immediately afterwards but the anger will be present for a lot longer and may trigger at unfortunate times.

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  7. When applied properly, anger can be an expression of a desire to change things (nothing wrong with being angry at bankers bonuses when the world economy is going to pot) but it can only be constructive when the anger passes and we try to understand why we were angry and so something about it while remaining calm and rational.

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  8. I’d agree w/Procastin8or above. Anger changes things. The anger, itself, isn’t the problem; it’s the way anger is expressed that causes the problem. If we learn that anger causes a striking out, we’ll strike out. That’s how most people see anger. If we learn that anger causes us to state boundaries and change environments, that’s effective.

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  9. Anger and constructive!! Never ever.. When we are angry we just lose our power tho think. We don’t think watts wrong our right. E just lose the power to think and commit things which we won’t have ever done in life in our normal senses. Ask me

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  10. ANGER CAN BE AN AVENUE TO RELEASE ALL THE PHYSICAL PAIN AND PAINFUL EMOTION,FROM THE LIFE OF AN INDIVIDUAL,OR SOCIETY AT LARGE.WHEN A MAN IS ANGRY,HE HAS ALL HIS INHERENT MENTAL ABILITY AND IMAGINATION,FREELY TO USE.

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  11. Hardly ever can someone that is angry make sound decisions but unusual circumstances like fighting someone who is provoking you anger may propel u to their defeat.

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  12. WHEN A PERSON IS ANGRY,HIS PHYSICAL VITALITY AND HEALTH ARE MARKEDLY IMPROVED,AND ALL PSYCHO-SOMATIC ILLNESSES VANISH.HE IS ADAPTABLE TO AND ABLE TO CHANGE HIS ENVIRONMENT.HIS PERSONALITY IS HEIGHTENED AND SUB-CONSCIOUSLY,BECOMES CREATIVE AND CONSTRUCTIVE

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  13. WHEN A PERSON IS ANGRY,HE DOES MENTAL COMPUTATIONS,WHICH A NORMAL WOULD DO IN HALF AN HOUR,IN TEN OR FIFTEEN SECONDS.HE DOES NOT THINK “VOCALLY”,BUT SPONTANEOUSLY.HE IS ENTIRELY SELF-DETERMINED,AND HIS CREATIVE IMAGINATION IS HIGH.

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  14. Yes. it can be. Just like criticism, anger can be constructive because some of the things we say or do while on that state can be taken as a challenge by the subject to do more or change for the better, etc.

    I believe that when we are angry, we are impliedly asking the person (subject) to change for the better or ask him/her to take corrective actions.

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  15. depends on. when we just too much stuff in our head it could be destructive. but mostly destructive, for me. sometimes we just can’t handle our own self when we’re angry.

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  16. I personally believe acting out of anger serves no purpose; that is, until you’ve taken time to cool off and regain your composure. If something or someone makes you angry it can serve as a red flag that something is not right whether it be you, being defensive and possibly too sensitive, or quite possibly someone has crossed acceptable boundaries. In any case, it’s always a good idea to think things through before acting out of anger.

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  17. In my point of view , anger is not that constructive.. As you know , when we get nervous, angry or mad ,we are killing our nerves in a grisly way.. furthermore, relations between people can easily be spoiled when the person’s face is red of anger and looses control. All in all ,anger is destructive in my thinking.

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  18. Yes if let out at an appropriate time. Although I’ve had quite a few bad experiences, and I tolerate as much as I can before actually getting angry. But then people’s expectations and behaviors get out of hand sometimes and one needs to put a hold on them, so then its time for my anger to come out.

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  19. Anger is not the problem, it is how it is expressed. Therefore, I think anger can be constructive as a healthy emotion if it does not result in an uncontrolled outburst of aggression. We all have the right to feel angry at times, we just need to know how to express that anger appropriately and in the right direction. Often the true root of anger is not obvious for lots of reasons. If we understand why we become angry we can manage that anger much more effectively and avoid unecessary conflict.

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