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Expression of anger can be healthy when presented effectively

Anger as a primary emotion: normative and justified in the situation, and effective to experience or express


Anger as a secondary emotion: non-normative or not justified in the situation, or problematic/ineffective to experience or express


Primary or Effective            Secondary or Problematic

Sadness, disappointment           Anger

Guilt or shame                              Anger

Fear                                                 Anger

Jealousy                                         Anger


Judgments (about oneself or another) also lead to anger