We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.
Advertiser Disclosure
Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.
How We Make Money
We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently of our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

What Are the Stages of Anger?

By Christina Edwards
Updated Mar 03, 2024
Our promise to you
The Health Board is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At The Health Board, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject-matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

One of the main human emotions is anger, which enables a person to express his displeasure regarding a certain situation. One of the first stages of anger is the build up of the anger. This is then usually followed by a triggering event, or an event that causes a person to head into the next stage. The emotional outburst and the calm moment after it are also often considered the last two stages.

Although many people attempt to suppress it, anger is a natural human emotion. Healthy anger is usually an emotional outburst caused by an unpleasant stimulus. People may get angry for a number of reasons, but some people may also get much angrier than others, and this is sometimes referred to as unhealthy anger. No matter why or how a person gets angry, however, nearly everyone goes through the stages of anger.

One of the first stages of anger is the build up of negative feelings. This usually occurs at the first sign of an unpleasant stimulus. A person may feel irritable or edgy. This stage, sometimes referred to as pre-anger, is usually the best time to try to suppress the anger or rage.

In nearly every situation involving anger, there is usually a specific event that triggers the emotion. This is the event that causes a person to have an emotional outburst. A triggering event will usually be different for nearly everyone, since everyone has different tolerance levels when it comes to anger.

Something that angers one person may not necessarily anger another person. For instance, most people would become angry with another driver only when he crashes into them in traffic. Some people, however, would be angry with another driver when that driver failed to use his turn signal.

An emotional outburst is often one of the most recognizable stages of anger. This outburst can include a number of reactions. Some people may simply raise their voices slightly. Other people, however, may resort to verbal or physical abuse.

It is not entirely uncommon for a person to resort to violence when he is angry. A person may break an inanimate object, for instance. He may also, however, direct his anger at other people, sometimes causing injury. The aftermath of the emotional outburst is one of the calmest stages of anger. A person usually calms down quite a bit during this stage.

The Health Board is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.
Discussion Comments
The Health Board, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

The Health Board, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.