Anger Sickness

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Anger sickness is recognisable from the physical feelings that accompany anxiety or emptiness. Anger sickness occurs when anger is not expressed outwardly or held within, such as depression.


In anger sickness, anger is directed inwardly into the body’s infrastructure. If this occurs over relatively short periods or to a moderate degree, managers suffer from various physical disturbances characterised by tension, leading to muscular aches and pains, headaches, and a wide variety of gastric intestinal upsets. Chest pains are not uncommon. Breathing is often difficult, and urinary disturbances sometimes occur. These are all methods in which anger is discharged.

If any of these continue with enough severity, over a long period of time, health and well-being can be adversely affected.

Individual’s Anger

Various anger reactions are used as specific control habits by different individuals. Over the years these habitual anger patterns develop into the likelihood of heart attacks, cancer, and other immune system diseases.

The issue here is that the individual must learn how not to take the anger into themselves and how not to direct the anger at others in ways that can destroy relationships or careers.

In other words, each person needs to develop physical habits that will “clean-out” their system at regular periods. As well as habits by which negatives can be turned to positives. Anger converted to laughter, and fear to excitement. These shifts allow the manager to harness the energy anger raises and direct it outwards, effectively, into positive and successful actions.

The problem for most people is that they do not know what such shifts look like or how to perform these shifts for themselves. Their physical angering habits are so ingrained as to leave an “emptiness” if they remove their habitual anger.

Further, some people often get pleasure from using their anger as sources of energy in the power politics played out for “corporate possessions” such as status, perks, and career opportunities.

Control by Anger

Some individuals have been entrenched in anger for so many years that they excuse it as both a good way to act and an effective way to act. They ignore the impact it has on others because the anger serves to depress their colleagues and so appears to make them “look good” by comparison. When not using overt anger to obtain their functional control, they often switch to structural anger in which they express their anger in their deeds.

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