Personality traits are dimensions in which people vary. Aggressive behavior is a complex trait affected by numerous interacting genes whose expression depends on the environment. Dysfunction in biogenic amine system is associated with alterations in aggressive behavior. However, this only presents a tip of the iceberg in complex genetic architecture involved in aggressive behavior. Stimulation of certain parts of the brain and presence of certain hormones is closely linked to aggressive behavior.
Aggression is selectively advantageous in terms of pursuit of mates, food and territory. Animals and human beings are anatomically prepared for aggressive behavior because it is adaptive strategy for proximate functional powers and evolutionary practices. However, excessive aggression may be deleterious.
Pathological aggression levels in humans create a burden to the society. A person who is aggressive can generally be deemed to be having the ambiguous behavior of being angry. Aggressive behavior is inherently bad and can become problematic for some or all the parties involved, especially when aggressive behavior can be dangerous to other human beings. It can become problematic for the target as they are put into injury, causing them suffering.
Aggressive behaviors are deemed to be situated in social tendencies. Therefore, restraint can be put in place to inhibit aggression. Aggression can be seen as a behavior which has evolved with a tandem to control it. However, modern conditions do not guarantee best conditions necessary to maintain this balance. Therefore, acceptance of aggressive behavior would call for dispute resolution mechanisms, because more attention should be given to the conflict resolution. Conflicts are inevitable; however, they should not be resolved through violence and aggression, but through conflict resolution channels. To sum up, it can be said that aggressiveness can be reduced through external social factors which lead to exhibiting of aggressive behaviors, hence preventing inhibiting aggressiveness.
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