Anger: Good or Bad?

  • Carrissa Pannuzzo, M.A., LMFT-T, LPC-T
  • Series: Dear Rosa

Anger itself is not good or bad. It often gets a bad rap but anger is a psycho-biochemical response that gives us information to help us respond appropriately in specific situations. The problem with anger results from our interpretation and motivation, both things that happen after the initial emotion. Anger gives us the message: find out why you're angry, take care of yourself, and then change something. Change your relationship, expectations, location, or something else. Don't be afraid of your anger. Use it for your and your relationships health and benefit.