Increase your self-esteem by analyzing your anger (1 minute read)
This post “Increase your self-esteem by analyzing your anger” continues with how you can increase your self-esteem by getting to know and manage your feelings.
Increase your self-esteem by analyzing your anger:
As mentioned earlier, anger can, like all other emotions, also be a defence mechanism. That is, sometimes we use anger to protect ourselves from feeling another feeling that would be more difficult for us to handle in that situation. For example, it is common to use anger as a defence mechanism for sadness and fear after have been excluded or rejected by someone important to us.
A defence mechanism is a psychological strategy, a manner of thinking and behaving, that we unconsciously use.
Unconsciously means that most of us do not realize that we are using a defence mechanism in the moment to protect us from anxiety that arise from ‘unacceptable’ thoughts or feelings.
Think about the last three times you were angry and ask yourself:
Was I angry or was that a cover for another feeling?
If so, am I satisfied with the result or would I like to act differently next time? What could I do instead?
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