Control and Anger – Part II

I can control all of these factors, but I will become angry or less angry, or have other negative emotions in greater or lesser amounts when these expectations are not met, depending upon my conscious understanding of the subtleties of my expectations. In this case the need has a shorter cycle than the want, hence is more imperative. Fortunately, expectations can better be understood when we think of them as being either want based, or need based. In short, they and our reactions to them can be modified when you understand these critical aspects. Doing this neutralizes the impact of an unmet expectation. Doing this puts me firmly in control of my emotional reactions.

This is the second of a series of articles on control and anger. Please read the previous article (Part I) before reading this one. To continue with the discussion of wants vs. needs…
I can control all of these factors, but I will become angry or less angry, or have other negative emotions in greater or lesser amounts when these expectations are not met, depending upon my conscious understanding of the subtleties of my expectations. In this case the need has a shorter cycle than the want, hence is more imperative.

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