Anger can be experienced as dysregulated, modulated, or restorative.
Anger is a primary human emotion. It has an adaptive significance that evolved over millennia as a way of defending ourselves
Dysregulated anger (fight) takes the form of acting out, rebellion, hostility, violence, malice, threatening, glaring, looming, intimidating, hurting, killing, abusing, or assaulting
If we were hurt or attacked in a situation that was dangerous, in which we were alone and unable to defend ourselves
In modulated anger, there can be the same kinds of angry feelings as in dysregulated anger: impatience, frustration, self- and other-blame
Many organizational environments are not open to employee feedback, especially when the organization maintains a culture of sexual or verbal harassment
There is a way that a potentially toxic emotion such as anger can not only be modulated, but may also be restorative
Entering restorative anger states, we also have to tolerate feeling how the anger has taken a toll on our body and relationships