Anger inspires some pretty creative metaphors. It often feels like the most intense emotion we experience. We may want to yell, or throw things, or even hit someone when we feel angry. Intense anger has distinctive physical sensations
increased heart rate, an adrenaline surge, and quite literally, feeling hot under the collar. Anger is normal emotion, not right or wrong, just a feeling we experience. Anger can actually be helpful when we are confronted with a threat to our safety and well-being or the safety and well-being of loved ones. It is a powerful emotion that we can use to our benefit to defend ourselves or to make necessary changes. More than any other emotion, though, anger can get us into some real trouble.