Anger can be caused by feeling threatened or attacked, frustrated or powerless. It can also happen due to feeling that we are being treated unfairly and people are not respecting our feelings.  We might also experience anger in response to an unmet need.  Sometimes anger is the result of unrealistic standards or expectations.

There are different types of anger including:

  1. Passive Aggressive - this is when someone does not want to admit that they are angry, because they don't like confrontation. This individual becomes silent when angry, sulking, procrastinating and pretending that ‘everything is fine'.
  2. Open Aggressive - this involves an individual becoming physically or verbally aggressive, such as fighting, shouting, bullying etc.