You don’t consider yourself an angry person. As a matter of fact, you make a sincere effort to suppress that negative emotion. Yet, certain people and things unexpectedly trigger you.
Anger can range from impatience and irritation to rage. It’s exhausting and embarrassing to lose control of our emotions this way. In suppressing anger, we can unknowingly suppress other emotions, like feels of satisfied, security, peace. It’s difficult to suppress one emotion without suppressing all and going numb on some level.
Sometimes we are afraid to acknowledge our anger, just like we can be afraid to allow feelings of self-love, inspiration or satisfaction. It’s important to remember that anger masks a deeper, greater pain. Allowing ourselves to feel takes us into the unknown and for some that can be a scary place.
Also, suppressing emotions can provide an element of control. There’s an adage, ‘how you do one thing is how you do everything’. If you control yourself to that extent, what does that say about how you deal with others? Control masks the passion, joy, creativity in you and in turn, those close to you. Everyone ends up leading inauthentic lives.