“When people are angry with you, it is often an expression of their hurt. Most people feel that they only get angry with just cause, and only get hurt when someone lets them down, aggravates them, rejects them or makes unreasonable demands. But anger can also be used be used to control others. Is your fear of other peoples’ anger controlling your behavior around them? Do you use a threat of anger to control others?
When people get angry with you, or appear to want to hurt you, they may be doing it because they are in pain themselves. Because of their programs and upbringing, because of the way they look at the world, some people may think you have hurt them when you had no intention to do so. Sometimes people get angry when all you are doing is expressing an opinion that differs from theirs, or stating a preference of your own. Be sure you are not coming from a desire to control or manipulate, and if you are not, do not let their anger trigger pain within you.”
Sanaya Roman, in “Personal Power through Awareness”
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