Friday, August 14, 2015

The Psychology of Inside Out: Meet Anger

Purpose: Stops people from treating your unfairly

Appearance: Short, red, bursts into flames when really angry

Catchphrase: “Congratulations, San Francisco, you’ve just RUINED PIZZA. First the Hawaiians, and now you”

When in charge makes you: Look out for injustices and then react very strongly to them without thinking

Favourite pastime: Reading the  “The Mind Reader” newspaper

Moment of Glory:  Using its energy to make a hole to let Joy and Sadness back  into headquarters

Moment of Shame: That lightbulb moment of devising  the escape plan and convincing the other emotions it was such a good idea

·        Can stop others taking advantage of you
·        Can give you energy to take action

·        Often  over-sensitive to perceived injustice (who wouldn’t be, if your favourite reading was “The Mind Reader”)
·        Can express itself in an unhelpful way (like escaping to Minnesota)

How to manage wisely:
Notice what anger is making you aware of, take a breath and decide whether that’s the whole story and how best to deal with it constructively

Relatives: Fury, annoyance, irritation

Meet Lewis Black as Anger

Other articles on this blog on Inside Out

Meet Joy

Meet Sadness

Meet Fear

Meet Disgust

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