My upcoming book, “The Angry Brain: a contemporary view of the anger emotion and how it relates to human behavior, character and temperament,” is set to release soon. Why should you read it?
Given the title of this blog, you may think I will tell you to read my book because it will help you deal with your angry brain. This is true. If you are directed dominantly by an anger emotion, you may struggle to come to terms with your internal operational system versus society’s judgment of your instinctive tendencies.
Those who do not come to an understanding of who they are and why they do what they do can feel at odds with themselves, which can further stir up the negative consequences of a dominant anger emotion.
Whether or not anger is the dominant emotion at play within your brain, recognizing this type can help you identify markers in others, understand them better and learn how to best interact with people of this personality for better relationship success.
A deeper issue that my book addresses is the misconception of anger as an emotion that is always negative. Anger is misunderstood by society, mainly because anger is pictured negatively or it is allowed to operate at its extreme. Taking by force and domination without regard to anyone else is anger’s easiest pathway forward. Without a balance of emotional intelligence that regulates the anger emotion, angry brains can develop exploitive, aggressive, conceited and arrogant tendencies.
On the other hand, anger as the primary emotion within a person of great character can achieve greatness, in the form of self-confidence and action. When anger comes from positivity, it is ambitious. It is creative. They can see what “could be” versus what currently is at this moment in time.
What’s the Point?
After you read “The Angry Brain,” you may heavily identify with the behavioral style I outline in detail within this book. Once you’ve come to realize your fundamental wiring, you may ask: can I change? There is no way to change who you are, neither should you try.
The ultimate goal for those with an angry brain is to accept themselves. This doesn’t mean to allow anger impulses to direct all thought and action. Instead, depending on the specific style of personality, it is important for those with an angry brain to take actionable steps to create an environment where they can be the best version of who they are.
What does that look like? Given my extensive experience diagnosing and working with those with an angry brain and the people who interact with them, along with living with my own angry brain, I outline specific ways dominant, anger-driven personalities can assess, plan and move forward on a more productive, harmonious path, both with themselves and others.
Stay tuned for The “Angry” Brain’s upcoming release.