“I’m just mad” is a phrase that many of us have said. But what does it mean when you say, “I’m just mad?” In general, anger is something that we all experience from time to time.
But are there times when the emotion has been so overwhelming it becomes a problem for you or others around you? As part of our everyday lives, anger can be challenging to control and often leads to consequences.
When these consequences are too much for an individual to bear, they may seek professional help to address the underlying cause of their anger issues rather than simply dealing with the emotions as they arise.
Difference Between Anger Issues and Ordinary Anger
The difference between anger issues and ordinary anger is that you feel angry more often than not when you have anger issues. Normal anger occurs when someone is angry, but they do not feel the same level of emotion in their everyday lives.
Causes of Anger Issues
Many reasons can lead to anger issues. Some of the common causes include:
- Inability to manage anger and being overly critical, hostile, or aggressive
- Lack of self-awareness or failure to recognize emotions
- Lack of self-efficacy or low confidence in one’s ability to cope with certain situations
- Blaming others for anger issues or misinterpreting others’ actions (e.g., thinking someone is intentionally mean when they are not)
How to Address the Difference
You can address anger issues in several ways. A therapist or counselor can help you identify your anger triggers to work on controlling your anger and learning how to express it positively. We are a team of qualified psychologists who help you manage your anger better. You may contact us at (718) 805-2054 for more information.