The angry child is intimately connected to the inner vulnerable child. He or she responds when the core emotional or physical needs of the vulnerable child are not met, trying desperately to correct the situation and takes out frustrations with intense anger, rage, frustration, and impatience. These angry outbursts are vented in ways that are not helpful. The angry child also tends to make demands that alienate others. The main feelings present in the Angry Child Mode are:
Anger: Feelings of anger are dominant based on intense annoyance or strong frustration; you may suppress it, but it is still visible.
Rage: Feelings of anger are dominant, but out of control; you shout, destroy things, or hurt others.
Defiance: It is a passive-aggressive anger that is often based on a feeling of injustice; a resistance or disobedience that may be more subtle.
Impulsive: Acting irresponsibly on feelings of short-term need without considering consequences; the desire to fulfil the need immediately is dominant, and, in this case, anger is used as a tool.
Next, we explore the distinctive subtypes and schema beliefs of the angry child.