What is anger? It is our reaction, as per our coping mechanism, to some ‘provoking’ stimulus, observable in terms of thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Whether our reaction is appropriate or not depends entirely upon the situation and context. Coping mechanism of one person may prompt a reaction that helps to settle the matter or in coming to acceptable terms with the provocation, while the coping mechanism of another person to the same stimulus, may lead to uncontrolled escalation. Simply put, a good number of people are hostage to their knee jerk choice of coping mechanism. On the other hand, deliberately cultivating a broader basket of choices will help us to handle anger in a relatively advantageous manner. Now let us understand this matter in some detail.