Well, Charlotte_Williams, I read your question, and it reminded me of a description I once read about the Rider-Waite card.
The person in the card, with his wand, is at a higher elevation and perspective than the others. In fact, you can't see them, only the wands. So, one interpretation is that the person has a better perspective.
If you're asking about a person who's not being pushed by anyone, these feelings could be thoughts that challenge him, memories that pop up and make him combative but in the context of a situation where he has a broader perspective.
So, if the question was from a person who wanted to contact the individual whose feelings these are, I would say that the person does have a different perspective now, so that could be positive. On the negative side, it could mean he's thought of a million comebacks since the original conflict, or he feels above someone.