Feeling Angry at Coronavirus Disease 2019

Ines E. Vigil*

Feeling Angry at Coronavirus Disease 2019

Many changes affecting our daily routines, so many new routines have become normal. We all have faced the continued need to adjust to new ways of doing everyday tasks. All these changes in our normality have an impact on us. According to the meaning we give ourselves about it, we will feel certain emotions. As a result of that, or those emotions, we will behave.

It is quite common to see people behave angrily with this COVID-19 outbreak. Anger is just one emotion. A frequent one. To feel anger is an emotion; to behave angrily is a choice. The increase of domestic violence rates, the rise in the number of people consulting psychologists, counselors, and now on medication, just show part of the impact this pandemic has had among humans and the difficulties many have had in handling their anger.

As humans, one way to evolve, to face difficulties has been gathering as societies. Lockdown logically affects our social interaction. With isolation, this tool is not available. So, with social
distancing, we will need to adjust. We will have an impact and give a meaning, an explanation, to this isolation. Each one will have a different one according to our personal experiences. If we blame
ourselves, if we consider ourselves guilty, we might feel anger.

This world crisis has challenged all known ways to prevent it. It has threatened us in ways we could
not even imagine. So, again, the unexpected impact us. Each one of us will give it a meaning according to the way we have handled the unpredictable difficulties in our lives before. As a result, we will have different emotions .The main issue with anger is that it affects our body

Psychol Cogn Sci Open J. 2021; 7(1): 36. doi: 10.17140/PCSOJ-7-163