Lisa Feldman Barrett on the metabolism of emotion

I’m so mad at my boss! Even just reading these words might get your blood pressure pumping and set your head wagging in honest indignation.

But how angry are you really? Are you vexed, perturbed, irate, annoyed, or just plain pissed? The point is that anger isn’t a singular event, and in any given situation, your anger might not feel or look the same. (I actually love my boss.)