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The Nuance

Inside Your Brain’s Complicated Relationship With Anger

Anger does not look, act, or feel like other negative emotions. Therein lies its power.

Writing nearly 2,000 years ago, the Roman philosopher Seneca described anger as “fundamentally wicked” and fit only for suppression. The doctrinal texts of Christianity, Judaism, and…



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Markham Heid

I’m a long-time contributor at TIME and other media orgs. I write mostly about health. I grew up in Michigan, but these days I live in southwest Germany.