For the heck of it, I plugged "anger" into Wikipedia -- fascinating stuff.
Anger is an emotion related to one's psychological interpretation of having been offended, wronged or denied and a tendency to undo that by retaliation. Videbeck describes anger as a normal emotion that involves a strong uncomfortable and emotional response to a perceived provocation. R. Novaco recognized three modalities of anger: cognitive (appraisals), somatic-affective (tension and agitations) and behavioral (withdrawal and antagonism).
It goes on to say that anger promotes adrenalin and noradrenalin, and I think most of the other stress hormones too (cortisol, etc). It also comes with increased heart rate and blood pressure.
I think... that's not necessarily all bad, if you can harness it. Probably channeling right away the increased bloodflow, heartrate, and stress/alertness hormones into heavy exercise (weight training, sprinting, etc) could let you use it, while getting some counterbalancing dopamine going on, and burning off some of the excess strength and aggression.
There's calming techniques, which can work, but you could also just use it. Anger isn't necessarily all bad, if harnessed correctly into, say, exercise and then routine work where moving at a fast pace and not needing good judgment can work for you.
Have you ever had an incredibly amazing day or week, with huge breakthroughs… and then thought it would be permanent, when it wasn't?
I've spent immense time investigating this phenomenon. It's as aggravating as anything else imaginable. You're flying along, doing incredibly well, it seems like you've turned up to a higher level of production, productivity, creativity, teamwork, whatever -- only to sink back down, and sometimes worse than before for a while.
What causes this?
Well, there's old fashioned complacency or overconfidence -- which is why Tokugawa Ieyasu made his famous quote that, "after victory, tighten the straps on your helmet."
4 Acceptable Ways to Get Mad at Work - http://pulse.me/s/bEvj5
How do you deal with situations in the workplace that boil your blood? Here's some advice to keep the conflict under control.
We all lose our cool sometimes. It's a reality of life. We are creatures of emotion. We want to lash out. We want to yell. We want to take out our frustration on people we feel deserve it.
But anger is a destructive emotion you must learn to control if you want to build a business. As the old saying goes, if you want to make an omelet you have to break a few eggs. Well, while building your business if you let your anger get the best of you every time someone breaks an egg you'll risk disenfranchising your employees and, correspondingly, you'll tear down that which you are trying so hard to build.
So how do you deal with situations that would typically boil your blood? Here's some advice to make sure you keep it under control.