Anger vs Temper

My patients that are presenting with “anger” problems are learning that their issues are paired directly with their anxiety which inevitably leads to impulsive behaviors (a type of instant relief).

These impulsive behaviors are temper rather than anger. Temper can have harmful consequences that negatively impact your interpersonal relationships.

Does this sound like you or someone that you know?


Anger is a motivating human emotion that can help to make desired and necessary changes.


Temper is an impulsive, anxiety-driven reaction to not getting your way or when your focus is directed toward external reasons for your problems.

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