❖ Anger varies in intensity
In addition to disguising other emotions, anger can exist along a range from:frustration to irritation, then to anger and to rage.
The degree of the intensity of anger depends on the amount of threat we perceive.
Notice I used the word perceive. If you think something is very threatening, even when it isn't, then your anger will become more intense.
Hitting your own finger while hammering a nail to a wall
Your child swears at you
Your child puts a big scratch on your car
Your child hits another child
Other people are likely to arrange these and other circumstances differently on their scale.
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