Hidden anger can manifest itself in a number of ways, many of which may surprise you.
Procrastination in the completion of tasks especially the ones you don’t like to do or want to do. What do you put off? Work deadlines? Phone calls? Laundry? Grocery shopping? Going to the doctor? Paying the bills?
Habitual lateless, are you later everywhere you go, or are there patterns to it? Always late for work but early to go out with friends? Or is it the opposite?
Sarcasm, cynicism. within what context do you typically make sarcastic, cynical remarks? Is it only with certain people or only within a certain context? Is your hidden anger tired to a certain person, in terms of what they bring out in you? Or isn’t more general, tired to how you feel in specific situations as opposed to whom you are with.
Do you sign frequently? Sometimes you may not even realize you are doing this, so make a note to be mindful of how frequently you sign and with what context. Again is it usually around a certain person, or is it more specific to an activity, thought, or situation?
Smiling while hurting. As with frequent sighing, this may not be something you are aware of. Next time you notice yourself smiling, heck in with your head and heart. Does your expression match what your thinking and feeling inside?
Frequent disturbing or frightening area a. The keyword here frequent. We all have bad dreams and nightmares now and then. But if they are persistent and you wake up feeling scared and I rested, anger could be the root.
Excessive irritability over things of little importance. Road rage is a perfect example. Granted, there are times when other people’s driving habits can be dangerous and warrant a strong reaction. But, when you lose it on the guy in front of you for missing the light or forgetting to turn on his blinker, the anger you’re feeling was already there, just waiting for the opportunity to erupt. The same is true of minor incidents throughout any given day, from spilling your coffee to having trouble with the internet connection.
Facial tics, foot movements, habitual first clinching, or repeatedly physical acts done unintentionally. Again these things are thongs you may not be aware of. Also, with all the other symptoms of hidden anger on this list, be open to noticing their presence a d mindful when they occur.
If anyone these things are true for you, understand these are not behaviors to be cursed. Instead, consider the warning signs that anger may be present. The key is getting to the root cause of anger, which the may or may not relate to a specific event. In fact, your anger is most likely tied to believes and relationships that span over a lifetime.