Anger management – what a trendy topic.
1. Everybody gets angry at times. The questions are: how, when and why? Are they ill tempered or peevish? Enraged, umbraged or egged on?
- What makes you angry about:
- your city/town/village?
- your partner/spouse/boyfriend/girlfriend?
- your occupation?
- your peers/friends?
- … (list three more aspects)
- When you get angry, do you controll it or let it roll?
- Is it better to burst out or rather bottle up your anger?
- Discuss whether you agree or disagree with the following quotes;
- “It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.” William Arthur
- “Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.” Ambrose Bierce
- “Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.” Benjamin Franklin
- “Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean”. Maya Angelou
- “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured”. Mark Twain
2. You just must visit this website and make some good use of the info on passive/aggressive and assertive behaviour.
I usually ask my students to define assertive, passive and aggressive behaviours and then together we analyse them in various contexts.
3. At wrongcards.com, you’ll find some grat pictures with slogans which might push some peoples buttons but in my humble opinion they are very useful if you want to get people to talk – speak their minds and so on. Have a look: