Why do some people struggle with anger more than others?
Anger is an entirely natural human emotion. Everyone experiences it, but if you face allegations of domestic violence, you may fear that your former partner will use those emotions against you or worry that you cannot control your anger for various reasons outside of your control.
Anger can seriously affect your personal and social life, but understanding what makes people struggle can be the first step to anger management.
Social and cultural factors behind anger
About 84% of Americans surveyed about anger believe that people struggle with anger more now than they did in previous generations. Your social and cultural norms can influence how you perceive and express anger. For example, an upbringing in a household that accepts and encourages anger can lead to adults who have more comfort expressing anger and difficulty understanding acceptable levels of anger.
Genetic predisposition to an emotional reaction
You may find it difficult to control your anger because of your genetics. If you have family members who also struggle with anger, you likely have genetic predispositions that make you prone to heightened emotional responses. Genetics plays a role in how your brain regulates emotions and can dictate how you react to various situations.
Stress and coping mechanisms
Sometimes, anger can become a response to traumatic events in your life. For instance, some partners may face allegations of domestic violence when the stress of the relationship finally becomes too much to bear. Likewise, if you find yourself holding in your emotions or frustration, it can lead to explosive outbursts.
To help defend yourself against allegations of domestic violence, you may consider determining the foundation of your struggle with anger and show a reasonable faith effort to control your emotions.