Lisa Feldman Barrett, Prof of Psychology at Northeastern University, explains the types of anger that people experience from time to time. These are not only Bitterness, Hostility and Rage, but there are endless varieties.
Some are mild, such as grumpiness, and others are powerful, such as wrath. Different angers vary not only in their intensity but also in their purpose. It’s normal to feel exasperated with your screaming infant and scornful of a political opponent, but scorn toward your baby would be bizarre.
No single state of the face, body or brain defines anger; variation is the norm. One can shout in anger, weep in anger, even smile in anger. You can throw a tantrum in anger with your heart pounding, or calmly plot your revenge. No single state of the face, body or brain defines anger. Variation is the norm.
But it is also true that not all varieties of anger are divisive and destructive. Ms. Barrett points out that some angers might be uplifting and constructive — an antidote to hopelessness.
Buddhism teaches that anger is a form of ignorance, namely of other people’s points of view. If, in the midst of your fury, you can manage to see your opponents not as evil but as frustrated and trying to make a change, anger can actually cultivate empathy for the other side. In this sense, some angers are a form of wisdom.
From the point of view of mental and physical health, control over emotions is vitally important. Losing one’s emotional balance, while in anger, for example, can lead to unfair judgment. It also poses health risks to those who are sensitive, elderly or undergoing any therapy.
The same can be said about the state of skin. Studies show that emotions have positive and negative consequences on our bodies, and affect the appearance of our skin. Stress, anger, depression, embarrassment and fear are some of the fundamental emotions that we go through every day and each of these moods adversely affects our skin. This damage also depends upon the longevity of our emotional state. Long lasting mood swings have much longer lasting and irreversible effects on our skin. Similarly, good and happy mood has some positive beauty benefits for your skin.
Anger affects our facial muscles. Anger decelerates skin’s healing, fastens wrinkling and produces dark spots. People who hold in their anger often suffer from rashes, hives, warts, eczema and acne. Stressed skin has a very low lipid (protective) barrier, so fluids evaporate more easily. In addition, cortisol also reduces the skin’s ability to retain water, leading to excessive dryness.
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