Power and Conflict

Power and Conflict


Anger is an inward emotional feeling that consists of antagonism against something or someone due to a deliberate mistake committed by the latter. Anger can either be a good or bad thing, it depends on when and where the anger action takes place; more so, anger helps an individual to find a tangible solution to the situation. Anger can be of different intensities depending on the extent of the problem caused; it can either be constructive or destructive. Constructive anger is associated to a small minute reactions towards a situation or the affected person taking time to think about the problem and is in a capacity to control and maintain his emotions at a lower level. This category of anger brings no harm with it; instead, it influences the healing process to take effect. Constructive anger is associated with physical harm. It is a quick emotional feeling that is brought about by the situation. Normally, hyper-reactive persons are associated with this anger. They cannot control their emotions as well as their feelings; hence they react to a situation with a lot of furies that might result to injury. Situations like; “break-up” from a relationship or lack of social support usually leads to destructive anger.

Power and Conflict

Various ways can be used to manage and control anger. Problem-solving is one of the best strategies in approaching a situation. Two conflicting parties bring about anger over a situation or problem due to a deliberate mistake that one party has committed. One group develops anger over the other group resulting to an emotional reaction such as; confrontation and a time lead to a physical fight. In order to control a situation such as this; problem solution strategy should be developed by the two conflicting parties. It should aim at coming up with ways that can be used to avert such problems.

Improving on communication is also another method that can be used to calm down anger. Emotion is brought about due to lack of proper communication. An angry person normally reacts to a situation by jumping over to false conclusions that lack adequate mental judgment. One of the best ways of developing effective communication is to slow down on one’s anger. This can be done by simply going through your response before you pre-empt it. Developing a series of slow judgments before reacting to a situation leads to anger management. This helps an individual to cross-check on the consequences of the conversation and the effects of the utterances from his mouth. Nature provides that, a person defends oneself in a situation of criticism. This should not comprise a fight back scenario, but constitute a series of understanding of the other party. All in all, keeping a cool environment that isn’t full of emotions through effective communication leads to anger management.

             Changing the environment is another possible channel of averting anger. Excusing oneself from a tense environment allows free time to evaluate on your emotions and reactions to a situation. This leads to a better understanding of the problem hence chances of anger reaction will be reduced.

            Anger management is a strategic approach that should be used when solving a problem. Learning to control one’s anger and that of your peers works to create an environment that is full of glamor. Effective communication and change of environment allows an individual to understand the situation better and avoid chances of misunderstandings.


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