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Anger-may be caused by Warrior Gene - Dr. Phil Topic - Daytime TV

Updated on November 29, 2015
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Dr.Phil dishes advice daily
Dr.Phil dishes advice daily

Daytime TV - Entertainment?

Day after day Dr.Phil churns out afternoon talk shows dedicated to helping individuals that are facing emotional/personal crisis in their lives.

.Dr. Phil offers help and advice to humans afflicted by a wide variety of issues that contribute to family breakdown. He covers topics such as teenage runaways, bullying, cheating, lying, child and sexual and other abuses etc;

Once in a while he pushes the envelope and I feel like I'm watching an episode of Maury Povich.

If you have ever watched Maury Povich you will recall that his guests usually wail, cry, try to attack each other, generally show few signs of self control, as they are informed of DNA and lie detector results given to their friends and loved ones.

Dr.Phil doesn't allow his guests to exhibit such displays of unfettered emotion. It is my thought that more than a few of Dr. Phil's guests have had the desire to pop him in the eye as he delivers his acerbic advice on sensitive subjects. He often comes across as condescending and he does strike me as being a bit of a bully in the interest of ratings.

Dr. Phil is blunt, but his advice is usually sound. Dr.Phil ends up dishing out straight up advice that some of his guests would do well to follow. He also provides access to therapists, treatment centers etc; in order to help his guests work through their issues.

While I am not a big believer in airing one's issues in public, Dr. Phil seems to have a knack for getting to the root of his guest's issues without too much public display of emotion. At the very least, Dr. Phil does not allow his guests to yell, scream and potentially physically attack each other. The drama is still there, that is the whole point of daytime television.

Dr. Phil, regardless of the fact he is a doctor, is also after a big piece of the daytime viewer pie.

Looks can be deceiving..

Evil looking but pure of heart.
Evil looking but pure of heart. | Source

Warrior Gene

The topic on a recent episode of Dr.Phil's was about the discovery of a Warrior Gene.

It has been proven that some people actually do have this gene. The existence of this gene helps explain why some people are more given to fits of rage than others.

According to information provided on the Dr. Phil show, men are twice as likely as women to have this gene.

There have been two cases in Italy in recent years where the Warrior Gene has been used as a defense in a court of law. The warrior gene can actually be detected in one's blood according to information on this and other sites.

In 2009, an Algerian who killed after provocation had his sentence reduced by one year purely on the basis of the "warrior gene‟ (the low-activity of the MAO-A gene) (E. Feresin.)

If you go to Dr. Phil's website you can read more about this gene. There are instructions on the site on how to go about getting yourself tested to see if you have the gene.

People that test positive for this gene are inclined to flip out easily in certain situations and are more prone to displaying anger through words and actions much quicker than those of us without it.

Dr.Phil went on to explain that having the Warrior Gene is not an excuse to continue destructive and hurtful behaviours.

Discovering you have the Warrior Gene may explain why some people fly into a rage at the slightest thing. Events the average person wouldn't view as provocative may trigger someone with the gene, send them flying into a frenzied rage.

The good news is that there are steps you can take to lesson the impact of your anger.

Finding out you have the Warrior Gene is a head's up that you need to pay attention to and deal with your rage, in a more appropriate manner.

Rage and extreme anger are not acceptable ways to deal with life's strife. It is very challenging to stand up to the face of anger at the best of times. Being confronted by someone that may be carrying the Warrior Gene is an unsettling experience. If you find yourself in this situation, do not try to win the struggle. It is much better to be unharmed than to be right.

Filter Out the Bad Dreams

Dreamcatcher to catch the bad energy
Dreamcatcher to catch the bad energy | Source

Some Ways to Help Yourself

When a person is experiencing and exhibiting rage, friends and loved ones tend to distance themselves from the negative energy.

Everyone benefits, your mate, your children, your pets, when the person feeling rage learns to deal with it in a constructive and proactive manner.

Here are some tips on what you can do to halt the anger before it gets away on you.

  • Think before speaking
  • Don't hold a grudge
  • Take time out and get some space
  • Use humor
  • Practise relaxation tips

These are but a few ways to deal with instant anger. Remember that it takes time to change negative behaviours.

If you are consistent you will eventually benefit from learning how to control your rage and anger.

Glorious Sunshine

Sunshine helps calm even the angriest human
Sunshine helps calm even the angriest human | Source

Your Authentic Self

When you are anything other than your own authentic self, it feels like you have a hole in your soul, that you are not complete. It feels easier to fill the roles that friends and family have come to expect of you rather than following your own path.

Relationships take compromise, patience and understanding. When you are not being true to yourself, when you are not being authentic, you suffer.

When you have the Warrior Gene, you need to work harder at being calm, assertive and kind.

Your authentic self is a composite of your skills, talents and wisdom. Your authentic self is comprised of all the things that make you unique and original. It is not what you believe others expect of you.

The idea is to learn to love ourselves for who we truly are, not our vision of what we want other people to believe about us.

Watching Dr.Phil is a great way for me to relax, unwind, and find fodder for my hubs.

Make it a great day.


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