March 23, 2018

Weird things that happen to your body when you’re angry

Weird things that happen to your body when you’re angry

You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry” isn’t just a phrase that the television version of the Incredible Hulk used to mutter before he changed. It’s actually true. Just like every other emotion, anger has a direct effect on your body as you experience it. Unlike something like sadness or nerves, we are more inclined to experience anger several times during an average day. Anger has such a negative affect on your body, you should try to avoid it if for no other reason than to keep yourself from feeling seriously upset. Seems like a vicious cycle doesn’t it? It is, especially if you think about just exactly what anger does to your body.

1Your brain gets angry first


The first thing triggered is the amygdala, the part of your brain that controls the “fight or flight” instinct.

2Your judgement gets questionable

Also in the frontal lobe is where the ability to make decisions lie. When you get angry, the frontal cortex gets bombarded by blood, clouding rational judgement. Read more 

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