Drama vs True Anger

Drama

  • scares the hearer
  • is meant to silence
  • masks the dashed expectation with a false sense of control
  • blames the other for what one feels
  • is a strategy that masks a demand that the other change
  • is violent, aggressive, derisive, punitive



True Anger

  • informs the hearer/creates attention
  • is meant to communicate
  • contains sadness or disappointment
  • takes responsibility for this feeling
  • asks for change
  • is nonviolent



Excerpt from “How to Be an Adult” by David Richo

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