Everyone becomes angry at some point in their life. What makes us angry can be unique to everyone since each of us has different things that we tolerate and appreciate. While we have the experience of anger in common with other people what may also be familiar to us is how we respond when we are feeling angry.
Expressions of anger amongst human beings vary from mild irritation expressed as a snort, to blinding rage expressed through physical violence, shouting, and damage to people and things. When it comes to anger, we can feel that it may be wrong to feel angry about a situation. While all our anger is affected by our sinful nature, anger can be either good or bad depending on what we allow to provoke it and how we deal with and express it.
Having “anger issues” is when we struggle to keep our anger in check, or we express it in ways that are detrimental to our own safety and that of others. In other words, having anger issues is not just about the presence of angry feelings but about how long we hold onto those feelings and what we do about them.