I do not have a lot of built-up anger toward someone who hurt me. Perhaps I am suppressing that anger, but I do not think so. My question: Do I even need to forgive this person if I am not angry?
Forgiveness is a moral virtue and so if you have been wronged, it is good to forgive if you are ready to do so. From a psychological perspective, it is more imperative to consider forgiving if you are experiencing unhealthy anger (sleep disturbances, irritability in general, general unhappiness). Forgiveness, in other words, can reduce these symptoms that can compromise your health.