What Are Anger Issues?

Anger can come from several sources. On the lighter side, anger can be a habit which is acquired by someone who is feeling a need for power or control. If that person is struggling with feeling powerless in much of his or her life, anger can feel like it is filling that hole. On the positive side, anger fills a couple of needs. It sets boundaries and if it does not go too far, it can generate honesty and clarity.

Anger Issue FAQs

What are Some Symptoms of Anger Management Issues?

Mental and Emotional Symptoms

  • Anxiety
  • Triggers other Mental Health Disorders
  • Abuse/ Problems with Concentration and Memory
  • Addictions
  • Guilt/ Self-harm/ Resentment
  • Damaged Relationships/ Self-Sabotaging

Physical Symptoms

  • Tingling
  • Heart Palpitations or Tightening of the Chest
  • Headaches
  • Increased Blood Pressure
  • Pressure in the Head or Sinus Cavity
  • Fatigue

What are Some Signs of Anger Management Issues?

You may have anger management issues if:

  • Your Anger Feels Unmanageable
  • Your Anger is Negatively Impacting Your Relationships
  • Your Anger is Causing You to Hurt Others
  • Your Anger Causes You to Say or Do Things you Later Regret
  • You’re Verbally or Physically Abusive When You Get Angry