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Emotional regulation is the key to mastering your negative emotions. Marc Brackett calls the ability to regulate negative emotions, especially the feeling of anger, a master skill. Staying angry makes you prone to poor judgment; it makes you say things you will regret later. When you’re upset, you will unlikely act in constructive ways. Strong negative emotions narrow your choices; under the grip of anger your attention is directed towards making the wrong right, proving your point, and feeling worthy again.