Science of Getting Angry

Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.


Becoming angry is an innate human nature. A lot have already been said throughout history on how to control it and that is why it makes so much sense to study it scientifically.


In the book “Emotional Intelligence”, the author Daniel Goleman explains this in much more detail. Most of the time the Amygdala also called the lizard brain  is responsible for actions that we take during those moments of anger. You see, anger is only an emotion and to respond or react to it is a choice that we make.

It’s difficult to make that choice if we are immersed in it and by that I mean the neural hijacking. In the moment of anger or any other strong emotion, the Amygdala takes control of the brain from Prefrontal cortex also called the thinking brain(it’s difficult to explain why it does so but in the book Daniel explains it in detail) and we call this whole phenomenon not thinking straight. Knowing is the first part of solving  a problem which is the reason why I like reading these books.

Published by Faisal

I am Faisal , a software developer @ Oracle, Hyderabad. Trying again my hands on blogging after several failures. Apart from blogging, I like cycling, running, and clicking pictures(who doesn't), I like to be productive in general.

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