Is there a current consensus on whether it is effective to act out one's anger in some harmless way to become less angry overall over time? Or is it considered more effective to find ways to either not act on anger or not be angry in the first place?

I know a person who insists that if I don't allow them to yell in anger at a certain trigger in the moment, then they will inevitably explode more severely later on after "bottling it in" too many times. I am trying to find out whether that is borne out by the current consensus about catharsis.


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