Feelings: Rage

Welcome to the first instalment of Feelings, a semi-regular gallery of popular culture GIFS, dedicated to a specific emotion. This week we have rage. Don't try this at home (that is, seek healthy ways to express or manage your anger). Please consider the below humorous please-don'ts.  

Don't be a dragon. Don't burn people to death.

Don't be a dragon. Don't burn people to death.

When possible, don't uncontrollably rage-scream. And perhaps don't hang out with people who ignore very obvious screaming. 

When possible, don't uncontrollably rage-scream. And perhaps don't hang out with people who ignore very obvious screaming. 

Don't throw things ever. Moss is adorable and this scene is hilarious - but in real life this shit is scary and uncool. Ditto for any scenes where people punch holes into walls or break things in order to convey 'passion'. I repeat, do not throw things ever. 

Don't throw things ever. Moss is adorable and this scene is hilarious - but in real life this shit is scary and uncool. Ditto for any scenes where people punch holes into walls or break things in order to convey 'passion'. I repeat, do not throw things ever. 

 

All of this is fairly straightforward, but who hasn't accidentally burned someone to death and regretted it later? 

Depictions of perfectly measured human beings ring sterile for a reason. People are complex, and perfection isn't located in the realm of achievable things. Healthily expressed anger in response to injustice or as a motivation for boundary setting is great - but if what you're feeling most often is uncontrollable rage, talking to a professional might help. 

 

 Links

Find A Psychologist findapsychologist.org.au

Australian Psychological Society information sheet on anger, including evidence-based psychological approaches for problem anger. 

CHVBV Registered Psychologists article To Be Or Not To Be...Angry: "Responding in anger to a situation is one of your choices; it is not your only choice."

See also: Feelings: AvoidanceFeelings: EntitlementFeelings: Love (Is Love)Feelings: Numbness

If you need support, please call Lifeline (13 11 14) or Beyond Blue (1300 22 4636). If living outside of Australia, please seek out services in your country.