Men's Health

WHY DO WE RAGE?

IF BEING is on the low end of our temper thermometers, says Robert Nemerovski, Psy.D., of California, anger is somewhere in the middle and rage is all the way at the top. Nemerovski describes this spectrum as a “kindling process.” We each accumulate small amounts of annoyance or irritation throughout the day (or throughout our lives). This load can build and then ignite with the addition of just one irritable match—like someone cutting us off in traffic. Then we rage.

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