For men, it is culturally one of those emotions which feel okay to express. Growling and grimacing seem more “guy-like” than chin quivering and tears. But, what does the anger actually mean and where does it come from?
The roots of anger are not really different between men and women. What are they?
What does it look like? The Incredible Hulk? John McEnroe, back in the day? Alec Baldwin? Chris Brown vs. Rihanna? Charlie “Need It- Don’t Lead It” Sheen? Mike “Lend Me Your Ear” Tyson? Johnny Manziel?
So, what do guys do with their emotions? Well, we don’t seem to have quite the support system women seem to have.
Gatherings of guys may include; sports teams, golfing, scouting or military groups, clubs, gangs, business associates and others. Yet, posturing, positioning, and power may prevent genuine connection.
Expressions of anger for guys may include:
Author: David Wiley, MS, LPC
Mr. David Wiley, MS, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Miller Counseling Services. He has practiced in a variety of behavioral health settings in the Triangle area of North Carolina since 1981, including innovative approaches to substance abuse and chronic pain management, crisis intervention, as well as working with relationship issues with couples and families. Areas of interest, and expertise include: mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, substance abuse education/screening/outpatient follow-up, ADD/ADHD, relationship/premarital/marital counseling along with co-therapy, stress/pain management including biofeedback modality, life transition issues especially with college students as well as older adults, adolescent counseling.
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