Aggression refers to any behaviour that is hostile, destructive and violent, it’s considered to be a psychological plus physiological state in which you try to hurt the other party.
Aggression is considered to be one of the human motives. It comes under the category of psychological or social motives. Although psychological/social motives are not important for one’s existence or survival; but these motives play so much important part in our lives that sometimes our whole life is spent to achieve these motives. Sometimes these motives are so persistence in us, that they became the permanent characteristics of our personality.
Aggression refers to any behaviour that is hostile, destructive and violent. Aggression is considered to be a psychological plus physiological state in which you try to hurt the other party. We hurt; attack, or sometimes kill each other during aggression. Broadly speaking aggressive behaviour has the intention to inflict injury or to harm the targeted person. Examples include physical assault, using abusing language, throwing or destroying objects or even self-harming.
Broadly speaking aggression is classified into two main categories.
2- Instrumental aggression
As described earlier, hostile aggression has the aim of harming, hurting, injuring or sometimes killing the other person; examples of hostile aggression are slapping, punching, kicking, abusing, etc. The hurting in hostile aggression may be physical, mental or both.Instrumental aggression is somewhat different from the hostile aggression. Its aim is not to hurt or injure the other party, but the person uses aggression in order to satisfy some other motive. In fact, the person uses aggression as a way to achieve his/her goals. For example a teacher shows aggression in the class to maintain the discipline of the class or a child throwing things to get an ice-cream of his choice.In this article, we will be focusing more on the hostile aggression. Hostile aggression in itself has few sub-classifications; all these types are inter-related and inter-connected to each other. One can show his/her aggression either by choosing one way or more then one way. We will briefly discuss them.
The typical example of physical aggression is when we physically injure the other party. The physical torture might also be accompanied by different weapons like hunters, guns and pistols, etc. Whereas in verbal aggression the purpose of the person is to harass or harm the victim by his/her words.
- Kicking or slapping the victim (direct, active, physical)
- Abusing or shouting over the victim (direct, active, verbal)
- Cracking a dirty joke over the victim (direct, passive, physical)
- Spreading wrong propaganda against victim (direct, passive, verbal)
- Pushing someone standing in a queue (indirect, active, physical)
- Stop talking to the other person (indirect, passive, verbal)
- Rejecting or refusing to do an important assignment (indirect, passive, physical)
Involve yourself in some physical work like cleaning the bathroom or washing dishes or sometimes its good to throw your cloths out of your wardrobe and start arranging them again.