Charlie asked in Social SciencePsychology · 2 months ago

I slashed a random person's bike tires cause I lost at FIFA and it felt good?

How come when im angry i can make myself feel better by just breaking something that belongs to someone else? the other day I lost at fifa, and i got proper mad. Went outside and cut the neighbours bike tires. and i instantly felt better, almost as if i had taken care of the situation that made me angry by causing a problem for someone else?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
  • 2 months ago

    This is called displaced aggression and it's not unusual in primates.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRJOUCUlt6k

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    Next time, try breathing slowly. A good habit is always responding to moments of stress by slowing your breathing. Two psychiatrists, Brown and Gerbarg, say a 10 or 20 min slow breathing exercise - 5 breaths a min - is good and 20 min twice a day is a therapy for anxiety. The exercise is inhale and exhale gently, 6 seconds each.

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