FROM THE VIDEO:
“Something I’ve learned is that there’s a BIG difference between “normal anger” and Bipolar anger. Appropriate or “normal” anger has a specific cause and a somewhat clear way to defuse it. For example, I might get pissed at a stranger that cut me off in traffic. Once the stranger is gone, I’m not angry anymore. Bipolar anger, especially during an episode, has no clear reason and no clear way to defuse it. For example, I might go from driver to driver – being angry at everyone on the road for reasons that don’t make much sense to others in the car. I might start driving dangerously when I’d normally never do that.
Normal anger doesn’t usually cause problems in my life. Bipolar anger scares the s*** out of me. I’m talking about that BURNING, untethered, soul-sucking anger that consumes my thoughts. Where everything is a trigger and no one can reason with me. If some of this sounds familiar to you, you’re in the right place!”