ANGER = ADVERSITY + BELIEFS + CONSEQUENCES
This is a very useful equation to help you understand why something has made you angry. First something unpleasant happens like you stand in dog mess at the park - thats the Adversity. Second this breaks a Belief you hold that "people should take their dog mess with them". Third you feel that people have disrespected you, that and the mess on your foot are the Consequences. Read more about the ABC Anger Model.
Ken Thompson (aka The BumbleBee) blogs about bioteams, virtual collaboration and business simulation at www.bioteams.com.