In line with our journalist, Lilian Okoro, let’s continue to investigate culturally accepted displays of ANGER Wherever you live, interviewing a cultural insider can reveal the social norms or social grammar at play. How much is too much? Should you keep your mouth shut?
- In your culture, are children permitted to show anger? If yes, in what ways is it socially acceptable?
- Is there a socially acceptable length of time that an adult may show anger?
- To whom may an adult show anger? In other words, to which people could we show our anger and not be rejected or judged?
- How do people in your culture show anger as a result of stress?
- How do adults act when they believe they have been devalued or demeaned by another adult?
- Are bosses allowed to show anger to workers? To what degree is it socially acceptable?
- How to family members display anger?
- Name some healthy ways to express anger that are socially acceptable in your culture.
- Do agree or disagree with this statement: “Anger is constructive if it helps correct an injustice, or causes something to think or act creatively.
- What are the benefits of anger expressed well?