Anger is never fun, but it’s often mischaracterised as bad. But much like pain when we stub our toes, it’s a natural response to things that seem bad or unfair to us.

But it can emerge as an unhealthy default response – and often when this happens, it can be expressed at the wrong person (including the self), in the wrong place, at the wrong time, in a wrong way.

Constant, easy anger is often seen as a character failing. In fact, it should be considered as a symptom of unmet or suppressed needs, and is often a precursor of the onset of depression or dysthymia, particularly in men.

I would know.