Why Are We Hostile?

Dr. Purushothaman
April 25, 2021

Most of us encounter was confrontational and hostile at some point in our lives. We may catch ourselves expressing anger in a seemingly non-hostile way. This may often happen in both, our personal sphere or in the professional environment. We deliberately mask the way of expressing covert feelings and while we may think that is a way of life, it may be something much larger and much more dangerous.

 Why we are hostile?

The reasons for hostile conduct and unwarranted confrontational are many and often complex. Adapting to such a behavior can be the result of life crisis, brain trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and similar factors that significantly affect one’s mood. Other probable causes may include:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety disorders
  • The feeling of powerlessness and helplessness
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Drug withdrawal

How can we deal with hostile behavior?

Identifying and rectifying potentially dangerous behavior can further help you to avoid possibly dangerous situations. There are quite a few ways in which you can work on your hostile approach.

  • Identify underlying anger

You should try and get to know what actually triggers you. When you know why you reacted in a passive-aggressive way, you can work on facing those factors and situations and make yourself belong to the place of absolute clarity and wisdom.

  • Make yourself a priority

You have the right to voice your wants and needs. By truly accepting that, you can eliminate the fear of being swayed by others' opinions. Prioritize yourself and make sure that your voice does not get lost or overpowered.

  • Use of effective communication

Avoid interacting with aggressors and strengthen your position by using assertive communication skills. Learn the ways to say “no” without feeling guilty and ‘yes’ to power and moral authority.

With the various programs offered by Living in Wellbeing, you will be able to use an astute approach and positive communication to turn coercion into respect and aggression into cooperation. This platform is popular for building a relationship that is open, communicative and prosperous. Get in touch with us now and let us help you maximize your mental health and help you live a better life.

Article Source: https://www.quora.com/Why-are-most-people-so-hostile-to-each-other/answer/Dr-Purushothaman-Kollam-2

Read Related Recent Articles