Evolution of the Self

On the paradoxes of personality

The Anger Thermostat—What's the "Temperature" of Your Upset?

Sometimes just thinking about your anger can help you to regulate it and keep it from escalating. Additionally, assessing the intensity of your negative emotional arousal can assist you in determining how best to lower it--unless, that is, you can't resist the self-validating sense of righteousness (or adrenaline rush) you get from this most fiery of emotions. Read More

the other side of "anger problem"

Looking at the scale, 1.5 (impatient) is probably the highest I would get to most of the time. Usually I would just be slightly "bothered" (1). On very rare occasions, I would describe myself as sulky/grumpy (4)... It sounds almost like I have the opposite of the "anger problem"...

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Leon F. Seltzer, Ph.D., who holds doctorates in English and Psychology, is a clinical psychologist and author of Paradoxical Strategies in Psychotherapy.


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