The Seduction of Anger

By Joyce Odidison

Jun 30

Has the rush of anger seduced you?

When was the last time you expressed anger and felt great about yourself after? It is so easy to tell someone off, dismiss a person, or even yell at them, or demonstrate some other act of anger towards them, sometimes it never seems enough.

It seems the more we get angry at one person, another person’s behaviour also makes us upset and angry. What is wrong with the world, we often think. Failing to realize that it is our views on the world, or things that is off.

What if we had a view of the world that led us to resort to anger less? What if we saw things and remembered that we shouldn’t be judging them?

In my anger-management coaching program I teach clients to develop the interpersonal skills that support reduce reliance on anger. This allows them to reduce them their frequent trips to anger.

Anger is a seductive emotion because it prevents us from taking the time to realize what is happening in other areas of our lives. When we go to anger we don’t have to think of the pain, hurt, loneliness, disappointment or even self-loathing that we feel.

It is so much easier to focus externally and see those around us as the cause of our upset and anger. Today, I want to challenge you to take a deep breath and an emotional vacation from anger. See how many times you will be pulling yourself back from the verge of anger, blame and all the related emotions.

To Your Wellness



About the Author

Joyce Odidison, MA. PCC. CTDP is President, Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. Joyce Odidison is a Master Trainer, Coach, Thought Leader, and Founder of the Wellness Competency Mindset Movement, the Wellness Improvement System, Workplace Wellness Program and the Global Workplace Wellness Summit. She is also training director of the WIS Coach Training Institute, which offers an International Coach Federation (ICF) Approved Coach Training Certificate Program to pursue their ACC and PCC designations. She has trained professionals from all backgrounds to teach, coach and facilitate the wellness competency mindset teaching concept. Joyce helps leaders and organization stay resilient in the face of difficult and challenging conflicts and changes. She is a passionate, enthusiastic professional who loves to help organizations and busy professionals live well in all areas of their lives.