๐Ÿ˜  Angry Emoji Slowly Becoming Your Best Friend? ๐Ÿ˜ค Learn The Best Ways To Cool It ๐Ÿ’ฆ With Our Tips To Taming Temper

Written by: Ortega
Modified: Jul 27, 2022

Do you freak out when someone cuts in line ahead of you? Do you want to reply with an angry emoji or even the middle finger emoji when someone is rude to you on social media? Does your blood pressure rocket when a former classmate suddenly unfriends you on Facebook over a difference of political opinion?

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Everyone gets angry sometimes. It’s human nature. Every life stage brings its own pressures, from worrying about exams to juggling the needs of your family. Many people think it’s always wrong to be angry, probably because it is one of the most powerful and most misunderstood emotions in the world.


Is It Wrong To Be Angry?

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First off… there’s absolutely nothing wrong with feeling angry. Anger is not an evil state of being.  Anger is a normal emotion everyone experiences from time to time. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems – problems at work, at school, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life. Once you’re at that point, it can make you feel like a slave to your emotions. That is no way to live your life.

And we are here to help you avoid that! That said, in the following sections of the article, we’ll be discussing techniques for how to control one’s temper. But before we go on with that, why don’t we talk about anger, and how people show their anger.


Definition Of Anger

What is anger? Merriam-Webster defines anger as a powerful feeling of displeasure or antagonism. When used as a verb, synonyms of anger are enrage, incense, infuriate, etc, but when used as a noun, synonyms for anger are fury, indignation, outrage, wrathfulness, etc.


How People Express Anger

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Everyone experiences and expresses anger a little differently. Some shout, some say hurtful things, some curse, kick, slap or punch others. When people get mad online, they’re not able to show their anger physically, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t as intense as, say, pulling one’s hair. Many users resort to hurtful words and angry emojis, to share how they feel.

In the emoji world, there are five major types of angry emojis. An angry emoji can have a massive impact on any conversation. They should not be taken lightly and should be used carefully.

We will get more into that later. But for now, let’s talk about the different angry emojis.


Angry Face Emoji

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The 😠 Angry Face emoji or 😠 Angry emoji shows a face with a frowning mouth, angry eyes, and furrowed brows. This emoji is used to show varying degrees of anger, from annoyance and grumpiness to fury, indignation, or even outrage. It is also used to describe someone tough or mean.

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The 😠 Angry Face emoji is available on almost all major operating systems, social media sites, and messaging apps. Google’s design features a reddish face with a reddish outline, while the Microsoft version of the 😠 Angry Face emoji contains a black outline.

How to use the 😠 Angry Face emoji:
When I see someone mistreating their pet dogs, I cannot stand it. It makes me so 😠 I can never understand why people are so mean to animals 😠


Pouting Face Emoji

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Another angry emoji is the 😡 Pouting Face emoji. This emoji is scary to look at on most platforms, the 😡 Pouting Face emoji has a frowning mouth, angry eyes, and furrowed brows. This emoji is usually used to convey a more serious and deadly form of anger, like hate or rage. Red is an emotionally intense color, with very high visibility. When someone sends you a 😡 Pouting Face emoji, you better run and hide!

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The 😡 Pouting Face emoji is available on many platforms, but the artwork for each emoji varies by platform. Samsung’s version is a mixture of yellow and pink, Facebook’s version is more orange than red, while the Windows version contains a black outline.

How to use the 😡 Pouting Face emoji:
I hate it when I see police officers abuse their authority 😡 They may be enforcers of the law, but they aren’t above the law 😡


Face With Steam From Nose

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Our third angry emoji is the 😤 Face With Steam From Nose emoji. This emoji shows a frowning face with closed eyes, furrowed eyebrows, and two puffs of steam blowing out of its nose. The symbol signifies annoyance, anger, contempt, defiance, determination, or pride.

Here’s a little-known fact about the 😤Face With Steam From Nose emoji you might find interesting: the former name of this emoji is Face With Look of Triumph. The Unicode Consortium, the governing body of emojis, introduced the  😤Face With Steam From Nose emoji under its old name because they thought it reflected a feeling of victory or pride.

How it came to be a 😤 Face with Steam from Nose emoji we don’t exactly know, although we must say, we think the emoji’s current name most closely matches its design.
😤Face With Steam From Nose emoji on different platforms
The 😤 Face With Steam From Nose emoji is supported on systems like iOS, Android, macOS, Windows and apps like Facebook and Twitter. Although there are slight variations per platform, Google’s version has pink splotches under its eyes and is surrounded by a yellow outline, while the Windows version has a black outline, and a shorter, darker mouth than all the other types.

How to use the 😤 Face With Steam From Nose emoji:
I ordered food two hours ago, and I have not received an update 😤 The table next to us arrived later than us, and they are now enjoying their food 😤 Where is the manager of this store?


Face With Symbols On Mouth

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The 🤬 Face With Symbols On Mouth emoji is perfect for all those times you want to curse but can’t, or choose not to. It is an image of a red face with a black bar and white symbols on top of its mouth. The white symbols represent swear words or obscenities. The 🤬Face With Symbols On Mouth emoji is commonly used to convey outbursts of anger, frustration, or rage.

🤬 face with symbols on mouth emoji on different platforms

In terms of visibility, most major platforms, systems, and applications support the 🤬 Face With Symbols On Mouth emoji. Some of them are Apple, Google, Facebook, Windows, Twitter, JoyPixels, and Samsung.

The Windows version differs slightly from the rest because it is the only 🤬 Face With Symbols On Mouth emoji with a black outline. Google’s version of the 🤬 Face With Symbols On Mouth emoji also contains an outline, but it’s in red.  In terms of color, Samsung’s 🤬Face With Symbols On Mouth emoji differs from the rest, because it has a reddish-pink hue.

How to use the 🤬 Face With Symbols On Mouth emoji:
When people complain about the government on social media, but refuse to pay their taxes 🤬 Makes my blood boil!! Be part of the solution, don’t aggravate the problem 🤬


Middle Finger Emoji

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Our final angry emoji is the 🖕 Middle Finger emoji. The 🖕Middle Finger emoji is an image of the back of a human hand with a raised middle finger. In Western cultures, this is a rude or insulting gesture. It comes in various skin tone variants, such as 🖕🏿 Dark Skin Tone Middle Finger emoji, 🖕🏾 Medium-Dark Skin Tone Middle Finger emoji, 🖕🏽 Medium Skin Tone Middle Finger emoji, 🖕🏼 Medium-Light Skin Tone Middle Finger emoji, and 🖕🏻 Light Skin Tone Middle Finger emoji.

🖕 middle finger emoji on different platforms

The 🖕Middle Finger emoji is available on various platforms like Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and Snapchat. Some 🖕Middle Finger emojis look slightly different from the others. For instance, the 🖕Middle Finger emoji on Twitter is light yellow, while the Google version is a mixture of orange and yellow. In case you haven’t noticed, all the emojis on Windows contain a black outline,  and the 🖕Middle Finger emoji is no different.

How to use the 🖕 Middle Finger emoji:
Are you so invested in a TV series, you want to point the 🖕 to the TV screen whenever the villain appears?


Don’t Lose Your Cool

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As we mentioned earlier, emojis are superb ways to show your friends and social media followers exactly what you’re going through. But — if you use them, you need to accept responsibility for your actions.

Anger is a normal and even healthy emotion—but it’s important to deal with it positively. Anger can cause lasting scars in the people you love most. Uncontrolled anger can take a toll on both your health and your relationships.

And we don’t want that to happen to you! The only way to avoid that is to get your anger under control, and we want to help you the best way we can. Check out some of our tested and proven tips to help deal with temper when it flares.


Take A Break

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You spent two hours in traffic today, and your Facebook post is about how the government doesn’t care about traffic congestion. Someone makes a rude comment on your post, and you want to reply with a million angry emoji posts and a ton of hurtful words.

Before you go there, take a deep breath and count to 10, then think about something other than what’s making you upset. Watch funny animal videos for three minutes, or watch a music video of your favorite artist. This method will calm you down and stop you from reacting irrationally. Sometimes people just crave attention on social media without thinking of another person’s feelings. By retaliating, will it benefit you?


React In A Civilized Manner

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It’s your daughter’s birthday, but your supervisor disapproved of your leave because your company downsized, and other people also filed for leave on the same day. You want to turn into an angry emoji and confront your boss. Practice deep breathing exercises, open the Calming app on your phone, or repeat a calming phrase.

As soon as you’re thinking clearly, express your frustration in a professional but non-confrontational way. State your concerns and offer solutions—maybe you can take an earlier shift, or finish your pending work for the weekdays before the deadline? Releasing all that anger might feel good for a few seconds, but it won’t help you in the long run.


Be Creative

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Turn your anger into creative energy. Did your boyfriend or girlfriend leave you with no explanation? Why not try to express your feelings on paper? Or compose a song, or make a painting? Art is a healing way to get through anger, pain, illness, and frustration. Sometimes what we feel is so complex that words cannot express what we want to say. Art says what words cannot.


Get Your Booty Moving

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Had a dreadful day at work? Too much tension at home? Go for a walk alone or with friends. Exercise is a great stress reliever. When you exercise, you release endorphins. Endorphins trigger a positive feeling in the body. They are often called “feel-good” chemicals because they can act as a pain reliever and happiness booster. Exercise every day to keep stress and anger at bay.


Avoid Being Trigger Happy

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Everyone has their own triggers for what makes them angry, but some common ones include situations in which we feel powerless, attacked, or treated unfairly. Think about what makes you angry and attempt to deal with it in a peaceful and productive way. If one of your stress triggers is driving in a traffic jam, why not take public transportation instead?

Here’s another situation—do friends and family send you a barrage of Facebook messages at work, and it gets on your nerves? You can turn notifications off for all conversations, or for just a single conversation. Knowing your anger triggers is important because you respond more effectively to your anger when you’re prepared for it. Anticipating the possibility of anger increases your ability to express it more constructively.


Laugh It Off

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Have you ever had an argument with someone and suddenly thought of something or someone you both find amusing? Did it help break the ice? Did it make you feel lighter or even happier? That’s the power of laughter at work.

A joke said at the right time eases tension and helps deal with disagreements. Most situations are not as bad as they look when they’re seen from a playful and humorous point of view. Using gentle humor often helps you address even the most sensitive issues, like politics, taxes, or religion.


Ask For Help

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Learning to control anger is a challenge for everyone. But if you get worked up easily over the smallest things, and it more or less happens every single day, there’s nothing wrong with asking for help. Feelings of anger are often related to many different underlying difficulties like depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, or physical or emotional abuse. A psychologist will help you get to the root of your anger and will create a unique therapy plan tailored to your needs.



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Above all else, take care of yourself. If you’re always tired, not eating well, not exercising, not sleeping… the likelihood of going from zero to 100 real quick is high. Self-care is vital for building resilience toward those stressors in life you can’t get away from.

Do the things that make you happy, whether it’s going to the spa or eating at your fave restaurant. You deserve to feel less angry. More than that, you deserve to be happy.