Anger is a feeling with which nearly all people struggle. People live in fear of expressing it or may find that anger is the only safe feeling available to them. In time anger becomes self-hate; a buffer/mask against feelings; a defense against shame.
The person momentarily feels righteously indignant, morally superior and a sense of power. For some, anger excitement is a way to get high. Others walk through life letting anger solve their problems. They do not know where the anger begins; it’s just there.
As with other addictions, anger can be a build up of tolerance, loss of control, negative consequences, and an inability to stop.
Like the alcoholic, the anger junkie displays a Jekyll and Hyde personality. Calm and controlled one minute and out of control one second later.
Anger has immediate and long-term consequences – loss of jobs, financial repercussions, broken relationships, personality deprivation, and for some, jail and prison.
Claudia Black offers an explanation of the various types and forms of anger and moves through the many faces of anger including:
Passive Aggressive Behavior – Blaming -Sarcasm/Caustic Remarks
Guerrila Humor – Verbal Abuse – Blind Rage
Anger with Authority – Depression – Retaliatory Anger
Isolation – Anger as an Excuse – Use of Medicators
She concludes by guiding the viewer through a recovery process.
Running time is 28 minutes.