Everyone has a different way of venting out their anger. Some prefer bottling it up while others prefer speaking it out. Well, studies show that venting does not release anger; it just exacerbates it. A number of studies have looked at the effects of venting anger—it never makes you feel better. “Psychological research has shown virtually no support for the beneficial effects of venting and instead suggests that venting increases the likelihood of anger expression and its negative consequences,” the study author wrote.
Expressing anger does not get the rage out, but just reminds you of your rage and gets you all riled up again. In fact, venting might preserve rather than reduce hostile feelings.
A 2013 study, which looked at those who like to vent online to release their frustrations, had similar findings. People who read or write online rants are angrier or more unhappy after they do so. “Reading and writing rants are likely unhealthy practices and those who do them often are angrier and have more maladaptive expression styles than others,” the study author wrote.
Anger and frustration are like viruses; they feed upon you slowly and later on result to colossal effects. I live by 3 mantras: don’t COMPLAIN, don’t CONDEMN and don’t CRITICIZE. Through these mantras you will be able to curb unnecessary anger issues. Also, you don’t need to bottle it up, necessarily. Adapt mechanisms like going for a walk, or taking some deep breathes, or address the problem in a cooperative rather than hostile fashion. This will douse off the raging fire of anger consuming you from within.