Discovery of Happiness
c) Look for humour in the situation. Humour is incompatible with anger and
can help us in recasting the situation to realise the absurdity of the points causing anger.
d) Determine what normally triggers our anger and either avoid it or try and
understand the illogical reaction and thus be able to stand the situation.
e) Learn to recognise that life is not always fair.
f) Remember however that anger suppression is a greater risk than anger
Behaviour Manage ment
Human behaviour is a complex phenomenon but is usually influenced by two
factors, personal characteristics and the effect of the environment. Sigmund Freud, the
well-known psychologist, divided the human personality in three parts: ID, EGO and
ID is concerned with pleasure seeking, a basic human motive. The pleasure could
be in getting a desire met or getting rid of an obstruction coming in the way of satisfying
EGO is the executive part of the human personality in relation to others in the
society, to achieve the desired aim in every transaction.
SUPER-EGO is concerned with the prescribed norms of the society, which a
human be ing is expected to follow in terms of rules, procedures, customs etc. either to be
rewarded or appreciated; else to be punished or criticised.
Personality is a set of trails, characteristics, habit patterns and conditional
responses to certain stimuli that formulate the impression that an individua l makes on
others. Personality dimensions can be specified as extroversion, agreeableness,
conscientiousness, emotional stability and openness to experience. There are individua l
differences like gender, socia l status, characteristics of parents, religious or cultural
peculiarities etc. However basically a person is either an extrovert or an introvert.
Extroverts are characterised by high degree of sociability, impulsiveness, physical
activity, liveliness and changeability. Introverts tend to be less sociable, less impulsive,
less active and more stable in the ir responses to the external environment.