Archive for June 2, 2014

When someone who is angry or upset about something, confronts you, how do you react?




Personally, when I was younger I probably would have responded to anger with anger, but I’d say these days, I am less likely to do that, although I’m not saying it never happens! I am definitely more likely to try and speak calmly and reason with the angry person now. Although I know if I feel the person in questions is really not listening to me, I’m likely to get frustrated, and with frustration comes annoyance and anger.

In Proverbs 15:1 it says:

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger

And it’s true isn’t it, if you confront an angry person with anger, both of you get more and more angry. However sometimes speaking calming to an angry person can calm their anger and quell the storm. So taking a calm approach to anger is the best way to try and bring confrontations to a peaceful and satisfactory conclusion for all – Is this how you react when confronted with anger?