Problem

Hostility

Other Names:
Hostile impulses
Nature:

Hostility is seen as form of emotionally charged aggressive behavior. In everyday speech it is more commonly used as a synonym for anger and aggression.

It appears in several psychological theories. For instance it is a facet of neuroticism in the NEO PI, and forms part of personal construct psychology, developed by George Kelly.

Claim:

A persistent hostile, aggressive attitude keeps the body in a permanent state of stress and overtaxes the adrenal glands. Excessive adrenalin in the blood causes circulatory problems.

Counter Claim:

It is not proven that chronic hostility, a cynical, suspicious temperament and explosive anger are related to early death and heart disease, as is popularly claimed. Several contradictory studies also exist which fail to find such a relationship.

Broader Problems:
Psychological conflict
Aggravates:
Anxiety
Suicide
Values:
Hostility
Problem Type:
A: Abstract Fundamental Problems
Date of last update
15.04.2019 – 16:00 CEST