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Getting Angry at Others Because of Some Silly Issues

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Hi, I am particular about some things or some actions that I do in my daily life. But when other people are doing those things which very particular for me in a wrong way I am getting angry. I am unable to control that anger. I am afraid that one day my anger will become a danger to others or to me.

Please help with this! [From India]

Getting Angry at Others Because of Some Silly Issues

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There isn’t a lot of information about what it is that makes you angry and what you do in response to it. But I understand it is a difficulty for you. The nature of the “particular” is the most telling. Often when we have a highly specific routine that other people disrupt or do differently it can cause a frustration, if we are obsessive about what we are particular. While it is in no way an attempt to diagnosis what you are going through, I think it might be helpful for you to read this on OCD and this on anger management to see if it helps.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Getting Angry at Others Because of Some Silly Issues

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Getting Angry at Others Because of Some Silly Issues. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 25, 2019, from
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