By Invitation: Managing anger in these stressful times

There are many possible responses to rage. Smashing your laptop is not recommended.

The world seems to be getting angrier. A poll of over 140 countries last year, described in the Gallup 2019 Global Emotions Report, found that 22 per cent of adults admitted they felt angry the day before the survey - an increase of 2 percentage points from 2017.

In a way, that's not surprising: Anger is one of the most common and frequent emotions we feel - and the frenetic pace of life and the echoing and amplifying effect of social media may have something to do with more people feeling this way. Anger is an easy emotion to identify - most of us know when we see it or when we find ourselves at the receiving end of it.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 16, 2019, with the headline 'Managing anger in these stressful times'. Print Edition | Subscribe