Anonymous asked in Social SciencePsychology · 1 month ago

Why is the only emotion I feel is angry, and I feel like everyone is out to get me?

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Individuals with borderline personality disorder have major difficulties with relationships, especially with those closest to them. Their wild mood swings, angry outbursts, chronic abandonment fears, and impulsive and irrational behaviors can leave loved ones feeling helpless, abused, and off balance.

    Uncontrollable anger and rage is one of the 9 classic symptoms of BPD, it’s worth noting not all people with BPD experience this particular symptom. But for those who do experience rage building. There may be thoughts or physical sensations that can be “red flags” which mean a borderline rage episode might be coming on. Though everyone’s personal “red flags” are different, It’s intense anger directed outward toward another individual. 

    Sometimes it’s directed inward and will manifest in self-injurious behavior. Borderline rage will often come boiling to the surface in the most seemingly innocent exchanges. So if you’re experiencing borderline rage, you’re not alone but it’s important to get help. Dialectical behavior therapy is a good  place to start if you’re struggling to regulate your emotions because of BPD.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    If Anger Helps You Feel In Control, No Wonder You Can't Control Your Anger!

    Anger as Freud's Forgotten Defense. 

    All defense mechanisms exist to protect the personality from an intolerable attack of anxiety when the ego is under siege, it's strange that he never considered anger as serving this pivotal psychological function. But to regard an essential human emotion as mainly designed to safeguard an individual from another, much more distressful emotion, is hardly a line of reasoning. Anger is almost never a primary emotion in that even when anger seems like an instantaneous, knee-jerk reaction to provocation, there's always some other feeling that gave rise to it. And this particular feeling is precisely what the anger has contrived to camouflage or control. Many angry people have suffered from significant self-image deficits, and almost all of them have been afflicted by an "I'm not good enough." 

    In effect, whether people are confronted with physical or psychological pain or the threat of such pain, the internal activation of the anger response will precipitate the release of a chemical expressly designed to numb it. This is why anger is viewed as a double-edged sword, terribly detrimental to relationships with others but nonetheless crucial in enabling many vulnerable people to emotionally survive in them. 

    Anger covers up the pain of our "core hurts.” These key distressful emotions include feeling ignored, unimportant, accused, guilty, untrustworthy, devalued, rejected, powerless, unlovable or even unfit for human contact shame-based identity. 

    It is, therefore, only reasonable that if the self-elicitation of anger can successfully fend off such hurtful or unbearable feelings, one might eventually become dependent on the emotion to the point of addiction. The psychological concept of self-soothing is unquestionably relevant here. We all need to find ways of comforting or reassuring ourselves when our self-esteem is endangered whether through criticism, dismissal, or any other outside stimuli that feels invalidating and so revives old self-doubts. 

  • .
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    People feel angry when they think they need to struggle for power.     

    You are neglecting that God comes first and how small your struggles are.    When in actuality, everyone is out to help you!

  • Jim2
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Maybe you have been hurt by people in the past?

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  • 1 month ago

    It stems from being deeply hurt, please get some therapy before it turns into major depression.

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