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Anger in Men & it’s Management


The depicted relationship between men and anger has sparked much debate and discussion over the years. In our society, the emotion of anger in men has sometimes been glorified, while looking at it from a toxic perspective has also led to friction between its actual cause, and its societal outlook.

There are several reasons why the emotion of anger is associated with men. It’s common for men to have anger issues because it allows them to be enraged while remaining well-defended and not vulnerable. Many men use anger not only to feel more in control of their emotional experiences but also to try to control their partner’s expression of feelings. Providing for one’s family, and sometimes being the sole earner, may be one of the reasons that amplifies this emotion. In this article, we will learn about some reasons that lead men to be angry & what are some ways to deal with the issue.

Reasons For Anger


Anger in men can be triggered by a variety of factors, including stress, familial and financial problems. Anger can also be stimulated by an underlying disorder, such as alcoholism or depression, in some men. Anger is not considered a disorder in and of itself, but it is a known symptom of several mental health conditions. Let us look at some possible causes. 


Stress can certainly cause a wide range of issues. If you are prone to anger, stress will probably make you more likely to act out angrily. When a man is stressed or angry, there may be another feeling that is fueling this. It is most often being overwhelmed, feeling disrespected, helpless, and fearful, among other things. To better understand why he is having this reaction, a man must examine the feelings that lie beneath the stress. Once this understanding is obtained, one can act on feeling more relaxed.

Unfair Treatment

It turns out that being treated unfairly has a genetic basis for anger; it’s one of the top sources of rage. This is known as inequity aversion. Simply put, one believes that if you put in the same amount of work as someone else, you should be rewarded equally. When this doesn’t happen, it can be a source of outrage.

unfair treatment

Financial challenges

According to data shown by Yolt, One in seven (14%) men said they couldn’t sleep because of financial worries, and more than one in ten (12%) said they neglected their finances because it made them feel anxious or depressed. 

Men’s mental health suffers as a result of financial concerns. Due to the threat to one’s sense of survival, financial challenges add to anxiety. Financial concerns have a greater impact on men’s mental health since they largely recognize themselves as the wage earners in the family.

Workplace issues

Men often become enraged at work in response to difficult situations, especially with those that make them feel undervalued or disrespected. Differences of opinion are also a major cause: when people fight for their opinions, voices and tensions usually rise.

Harmful Effects of Anger in Men

Physical Effects

Anger activates the fight or flight response in the body. This response is also triggered by fear, excitement, and anxiety. The adrenal glands secrete stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol into the body. To prepare for physical exertion, the brain redirects deoxygenated blood from the gut and toward the muscles. The body temperature rises, the respiration, heart rate, blood pressure, and sweating all increase in the body. The mind becomes sharper and more focused at that point.

Health Problems

frustrated man sitting alone

The continuous flow of stress chemicals and related metabolic changes accompany unmanaged anger which can eventually harm different body systems.

Some of the short- and long-term health problems that come with unmanaged anger include:

  • headache
  • digestion problems, such as abdominal pain
  • insomnia
  • increased anxiety
  • depression
  • high blood pressure
  • skin problems, such as eczema
  • heart attack
  • stroke

Ways to Deal with Anger

Anger can be a positive and useful emotion if it is expressed appropriately. Long-term strategies for anger management include regular exercise, learning relaxation techniques and counselling. Anger in men and women is a normal feeling, and its controlled gesture is healthy, but if you’re not careful, it’s easy to revert to old habits. Serious anger issues, particularly those that endanger oneself or others, should always be discussed with a professional. Let us look at some effective ways to deal with anger for men who struggle with it:

Discuss it with a Trusted Person

Talking about your emotions with a trusted friend or person is one of the most effective ways to deal with them. Let out your feelings and present the thoughts that cause you to be angry. You will feel lighter when you share it with someone you trust.



If you have a feeling that a situation will result in uncontrollable rage and resentment, you should get away from it as soon as possible. Sometimes not getting involved in scenarios that invite unwanted hard feelings can save you from having an emotional outburst.


You must have seen people performing cardiovascular exercises or weight lifting angrily. This means they are aware of their emotional eruption and are channelizing the energy in the right direction. Go for a simple walk or a jog when you feel you cannot hold back your rage anymore

Use Humour

Dealing with uncontrolled situations with light humour can also be an effective way to divert your mind. In this way, you will not be able to hurt people unintentionally.


Learning to control one’s anger can be difficult for anyone at times. It is difficult to control an emotion that gives you a sense of power and authority in that moment. That is why it is even more important to control that emotion before it controls you. If these changes aren’t enough to help you manage your anger, you may seek help from a mental health professional. Consulting an expert will help you channelize that energy more positively and give comfort to you & those around you. 


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