Aggression is defined by behavioral scientists as an intrinsic urge to cause harm to another person through hurtful behavior. Aggressive behavior can cause both physical and emotional damage to a person. People having a propensity to violence or aggression lose their presence of mind in difficult situations. They are impulsive and can cause damage ranging from a physical or verbal assault to homicide. Aggressive people often fail to control their negative impulses. The development of aggression depends highly on environmental factors like how an individual is raised. A person who has witnessed an unhealthy home environment while growing up, can tend to be more aggressive.
HOW IS VIOLENT BEHAVIOR DIAGNOSED?
Brain damage can also limit a person's ability to control aggression.