There are three styles of anger:
healthy expression of anger is assertive and respectful. The unhealthy
expression is aggressive, violent and harmful to one's self or others.
Suppressing: The suppression of anger is holding onto it until it slowly builds up to the point of explosion.
is similar to suppressing, except it may result in self-destructive
behaviors or negative side effects. These behaviors may include,
overeating, eating disorders, alcohol or drug use, depression, elevated
blood pressure, ulcers, headaches and muscle aches.
Normal Anger. Angry feelings are normal and as valid as any other feeling. The instinctive, natural way to express anger is to respond aggressively. From an evolutionary perspective, this response was far more effective in primitive societies and is often referred to as the "fight or flight" response. But, in today's world, "lashing out" is not adaptive or acceptable behavior.
Abnormal Anger. Abnormal anger hurts or causes pain to one's self and to others. It interferes with one's functioning at home, school or work. Abnormal anger is behavior that could be considered out of control.