One thing that has been shown to consistently combat anger is humor.
Men tend to handle there anger physically and impulsively, where women tend to be resentful and emotional.
Anger at least in the western culture, is largely is largely thought of as a more masculine emotion. Because of this, girls and boys are taught offering stances when it comes to handling there anger.
Pain alone is not enough to cause anger. Anger occurs when pain is combined with some anger_triggering thoughts.