When is anger a problem?
For some people, dealing with angry feelings and their possible consequences is more of a problem than the situation that caused them, so they try to suppress them or only allow them out in covert ways. They are constantly on the lookout for conflict situations in case they result in angry or aggressive exchanges. Because of this, they may be highly stressed inside, which in time may cause health problems and depression.
For a minority of people, anger is present almost all the time, constantly re-enforced by their negative interpretation of the things that happen to them and always just beneath the surface ready to explode. Because of this, they very easily get themselves into conflict situations, thus continuing to reinforce their negative interpretations. They are highly stressed and over time could become prone to physical and mental health problems.
As you can see from the two types of anger described, it is not having angry feelings that causes problems, but what you do about it and how you express it.
Frequent or chronic anger can have serious consequences for our physical and mental health.
The state of heightened arousal puts great strain on the body. It is useful as a short-term emergency reaction, but not as a long-term personality trait or a lifestyle characteristic.