You've Been Thinking About Anger All Wrong
Not only can anger be helpful, but acknowledging and expressing it is good.
Anger is one of the most complex emotions, and yet it often gets boiled down to a simple frown and yelling.
It's a "bad" emotion, we're told, one that's better to shut down than let creep through in any way. It's mean, it's destructive, it's fiery red. But it doesn't have to be that way. I spoke with four anger experts, and they all agreed: not only can anger be helpful, but acknowledging and expressing it is good. Since there are so many misconceptions about anger, I asked them to break down the basics so we all can understand and handle our uncomfortable feelings a little more productively: