WHAT ARE THE FLAVORS OF ANGER?
The flavors of anger are our emotions. My Thesis is that all emotions are a form of anger. That is, all emotions are generated from a difference between what you got and what you want. For example, you are feeling loving about someone because you are wanting to have them around forever. You are generating the feeling of loving so that you will try to keep them around and get what you want. Later you are feeling upset because you want them to leave, now! You are generating the feeling of upset so that you will try to get them to leave, now!
You are generating your emotion to work towards getting what you want. Authentic anger is just your energy to do good for yourself or others. It feel many ways. It feels good to be doing a good day's work. It feels like the day just flows and like you are just flowing with the day. It feels like the day flew and yet there was time to do everything you needed to do. It feels good to have done a good day's work, even though you feel your pains in your muscles. Your muscles are telling you that you did a good day's work and they are telling the body to build your muscles up for later work.
Corrosive anger is just your energy to do bad for yourself or others. It also feels many ways. It feels bad to have to work where you do not love to work. It feels like the day just drags and like you are just dragging with the day. It feels like the day took forever and there was no time to do everything you needed to do. It feels bad to have done a bad day's work, you feel your pains somewhere in your body. Your pains in your body are telling you that you did a bad day's work. Your pains are calling for changes in your body to adapt itself to the work or to change the work.
So, we have the two major flavors of anger, Healthy Authentic Anger and Unhealthy Corrosive Anger. Now I am going to break down Authentic Anger into nine healthy emotions and Corrosive Anger into nine unhealthy emotions. I am going to use the "Enneagram" system. The Enneagram is a system of nine personality types. I am going to use a rating scale of each personality type from the most unhealthy to the most healthy developed by Don Riso. ("Understanding the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso) I am also going to use the traditional "sins" of the Enneagram personalities as described by Claudio Naranjo, M.D. in "Ennea-Type Structures".
Each of these types of personalities have been given various names.
The names I prefer so far are:
Each Type has a virtue. Their energy has been freed to create their virtue. I am going to use the level 1 descriptions of Don Riso.
Each type has a vice. Their energy has been freed to create their vice. I am going to use the lower level descriptions of Don Riso.
Between the above extremes there are many levels. For exploring these levels and the Enneagram system, I recommend Don Riso's "Understanding the Enneagram". There you will get some clues on how to grow up your archetypes. Do not be fooled into thinking you do not have them all to some degree and some level.