❖ Anger is related to fear
Anger is very similar to fear. With anger, we experience a sort of "push" of the emotion to stop the threat. We view the threat as manageable. Anger is an arousal to counter a threat. If I feel obligated and capable of responding, I feel anger. If I feel powerless to counter the risk, I feel fear and the motivation to flee. Let's say you have two different experiences:
You go for a walk in woods and encounter a bear frothing at the mouth
A thirteen-year-old kid spits in your face when you stop to ask him for directions
You probably would react with fear to the bear because there is not much you can do to protect yourself against the creature. So you may take flight. With the thirteen-year-old, you may feel the need to protect your dignity by reacting angrily toward his treatment.
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