I agree that anger is hard to penetrate, and anger directed at me, can be overwhelming. Most of the people I have helped with emotional overwhelm were not in proximity with me. It's been mainly online friends that I have given help with this to, some who live in Europe, others who live a few states away. I call it connecting to the person. Some call it mind touch. I feel someone's vibe, and they feel me feeling them, and then I feel them feeling me, and it's like this link get's established between us. I call it sharing a memory buffer, because we start feeling one another's emotions, and if the other person is feeling emotional overwhelm, I start getting inundated with that overwhelming feeling of theirs and I start sending calm back, as much to protect my nerves, as to relieve them. I call it telepathic hugs. I create in my imagination the feel of receiving a hug, and then send that 'feel' to the person I have connected myself to, and the other person feels hugged, or that's often what happens; sometimes it only relieves the tension of the overwhelmed feeling, which was my goal anyway. Right after 911, some of my online friends who lived close to NYC had need for some telepathic hugs.
Relating to mind touch, I had a wild experience a few years ago, with a picture on the front cover of a Speigel's catalog that was sitting on a magazine rack in a local grocery store, and when I saw her picture, she felt 'kindred', a term I got from another online friend that means the person feels familiar like a sister when I first encounter them. When a person feels kindred, that usually means I have much in common with them, often including ability to mind touch with them. When I noticed she felt kindred, I thought, "Hmmm, weird." and I started to walk off, when suddenly it felt like she was thinking, "Hey where do you think you're going?". I had a connection with her that lasted for about two weeks. Totally random.