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Frustration lead to Anger[edit]

I would disagree with this statement. Although frustration can lead to anger, the two are not similar in any way or form. Any opinions on this?

Frustration can be considered a very mild (or undeveloped) form of anger, in that it is generally caused by a desire for a situation to change in accord with the person's wants / beliefs, and this therefore upsets and on some level angers the person.

I agree in some assets of frustration leading to anger, generally once someone is frustrated their tolerance of losing this frustration is usually rare depending on the situation while being frustrated in any area of discomfort then normally that person will become angry.--Matthew Townsend 04:43, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

The comment and addition was good, but maybe a little wordy. Give careful consideration with word choice when editing. Also, I corrected the spelling of tolerance.KTomnitz (talk)

Philosophical approach[edit]

"As simple as it seems, it is quite possible that battling frustration is the point of life. Human beings may be hardwired to create to the same breadth as the creation of the universe, but operating at this point takes a welling up of energy as found in the feeling of frustration. Frustration may just be the explosion necessary to transform us into positive action should we choose. It is man's free will that determines a positive or negative behavior following the experience of frustration."

Yet frustration has its source in circumstances which are beyond personal influence. Frustration may be solved by radical changes in person's life, by creating new standards of living and new set of goals. Perhaps happiness is more natural state of being than lack of possibilities, as the former depends on the individual. Thus it would be logical to maintain happiness over frustration. Teemu Ruskeepää 16:17, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Frustration also occurs in animals.

random question where did you get that quote?

I'm sorry, I don't remember. It was somebody here, who first wrote it in the article page, but I think he didn't tell his name. Teemu Ruskeepää 16:17, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Cleaned up?[edit]

What's there to be cleaned up? There's barely two paragraphs. Even less when looked at in the way of actual information offered... Ar-Pharazôn 21:38, 25 December 2005 (UTC)

When the tag was added, there were a couple of paragraphs of pseudophilosophy which have since been deleted (quite appropriately, I think). I am removing the cleanup tag now. —Caesura(t) 19:56, 11 January 2006 (UTC)
Hmm, actually I changed my mind. The second sentence could still use some help ("These goals are important to a person and one holds on to them despite their elusiveness"). I think we can remove the second sentence completely without losing anything, but I'll wait for a second opinion before doing so. Leaving the cleanup tag on for now. —Caesura(t) 19:59, 11 January 2006 (UTC)
Oh dear great and omnipotent Caesura, how are the clean up tags used? Teemu Ruskeepää 20:19, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
Frustration is not necessarily a personal experience. Sometime society or part of it gets this experience which leads to social transformation.

Am I easily frustrated?[edit]

I think I'm easily frustrated. I am so frequently frustrated that I realise there is no word to express frustration and have decided to epress it by exclaiming "frustrate!". Things I get frustrated about include the fact that soft drinks have been around for about 200 years and the world still hasn't figred out that they turn you (by you I mean the large amount of morbidly obese people in the world) into useless miserable piles of stuff that you do not want to be a pile of, the deserts of the world are not filled with solar pannels but the rest of the world is full of nuclear power plants and other unsustainable power scources, and the fact that heaps of people are having too many children when they don't need to (and or), are addicted to drugs (and or) are bad parent material (and or) can't afford it.

Sounds more like you're simply a broken idealist.  ;)

I think that the article focuses to much on the 'management' angle of frustration. I realize that lower to middle management will tend to experience this to a high degree, but using it as the major example tends to isolate the feeling in the article and exclude other areas where one could experience frustration.

i keep getting frustrated about the smallest things that happen in my day. for example, i can't parallel park, so i start yelling at whoever is in the car with me. also, if my phone stops working or my computer stalls i will throw it or yell or hit it..


why is there only 1 reason for frustration??????? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:01, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Additional Coping method?[edit]

If "passive-aggressive behavior is a method of dealing with frustration." is allowed in the article, might developing apathy also work? (talk) 00:03, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

In other words, taking a different approach or re-prioritizing one's goals. Washi (talk) 16:16, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

A persistance and continuation of increased effort twarted in completion[edit]

I can't get it done no matter how hard I've tried. I can't seem to make this clear. Egotistical complexiety is a frustration in it self. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:18, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

help me please[edit]

i met this guy in cali we have been going out for three months i have never met him face to face but i see him over the web cam every day we have become really close we have decide to move in together but this last month i have been getting upset and fustrated about every thing and taking it out on him i dont know why or what to do please help —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:19, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Pop psychology versus Encyclopedia[edit]

This article reads like a commercial self help booklet, not an encyclopedia. I suggest replacing the manager/employee relationship analogy with something more abstract or universal. It is odd that it presents employers as fatherly lords who "manage" violent, frustrated sheep in this post-feudal age. Another problem: the article begins by defining frustration as failing to meet a goal, but later it vaguely recommends goals as a relief to frustration. Not only is it so unspecific that it is meaningless, but this apparent contradiction is confusing and distracting. Erudecorp ? * 22:04, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

This article becomes more and more twisted and subjective the further you read into it. I'm off to try some major editing and revisions. Please keep an eye on what I write though, as this is the first such major revision I've attempted. :) Geqo (talk) 00:50, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Major update, rewrite, and reconstruction[edit]

I removed a lot of information which seemed to be written from a very distorted perspective. I also reshuffled information under 3 headings (as opposed to the previous "Causes" heading). I added a lot of relevant information from a psychology perspective. Unfortunately I don't have the textbooks I need with me to add the relevant citations (all my contributions being the result of university studies). I hope I remember to find the relevant books sometime soon and fill in the appropriate references. :D

On another note, I just want to know what on earth is going on in this talk page? It seems to have turned into a personal problem discussion page... Can I suggest that people leave that sort of thing for a website that's meant for it... (do a google search for "agony aunt" or something related). Geqo (talk) 01:09, 10 February 2009 (UTC)


Is a low resolution picture of a Gitmo detainee picture really the best (or most appropriate) picture for this article? Does anyone have a better one? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mgerb (talkcontribs) 20:32, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

dude and the one with colt mccoy is just as bad — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:03, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

Colt McCoy has to go. Who knows what he's feeling in that picture. Possibly frustration. Possible anything. I'm guessing that someone who doesn't like him posted it for the lulz. Pretend that I posted the picture and crack down on whoever posted it. Doubledragons (talk) 03:25, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

Serious copy-editing[edit]

I am going to be doing some serious copy-editing of the grammar, punctuation, and prose of this composition. Please don't mind the dust. --Lightbound talk 09:52, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

I just realized that this article is talking about frustration as an emotion. Yet, I must be inclined to disagree. That aside, the article itself is in need of help. It appears to be original research and written like an essay. If I began copy-editing this, it would result in massive deletions, or tagging every sentence with dubious or citation needed tags, which would make it look really bad. I am going to think on this for a few days, and tag the article for clean up. Meanwhile, I am going to possibly do some research to see if I can find any sources that address frustration directly. --Lightbound talk 10:56, 18 September 2009 (UTC)