While there’s no “angry personality,” the following attitudes and habits may relate to chronic anger and resentment.
Anger evolved in mammals as a protective emotion. It requires a perception of vulnerability plus threat. The more vulnerable we feel, the more threat we’ll perceive. (Wounded and starving animals can be ferocious.) In modern times, the threats we perceive are almost exclusively to the ego
In relationships, my right to get what I want supersedes your rights not to give me what I want.
Focus on things out of personal control
In relationships, they focus on manipulating their partners’ behaviour and attitudes. In relationships, they focus on manipulating their partners’ behaviour and attitudes.
Refusal to see other perspectives
They perceive different perspectives as ego-threats.
Low tolerance of discomfort
Low tolerance of ambiguity
Certainty is an emotional, not an intellectual state. To feel certain, we must limit the amount of information we process. Ambiguity necessitates processing more information, which they see as a potential ego-threat.
Hyper-focus on blame
They’re more concerned with attributing fault for problems than solving them. This makes them powerless to improve their experience. Those they blame live rent-free in their heads and dominate their thoughts and feelings.