Anger Quiz

Please answer 'True' or 'False' to the following questions. Select 'True' for all of the statements that express at least occasional experiences on your part. Try to be as honest and realistic as possible.

I get so angry I feel like I am going to explode with rage

I don’t show my anger about everything that makes me mad - but when I do, look out!

I yell &/or swear/curse

It’s hard for me to let go of thoughts about people and situations that make me angry

Waiting in line, or waiting for other people, really annoys me

I get impatient when people don’t understand me

There are certain people who always rub me the wrong way (i.e. annoy me)

I fly off the handle easily (i.e. I get angry with little or no real provocation)

I lose my temper at least once a week

I often find myself having heated arguments with the people who are closest to me

When someone says or does something that upsets me, I don’t usually say anything at the time, but later spend a lot of time thinking up cutting replies I could and should have made

I find it very hard to forgive someone who has done me wrong

People really irritate me when they don’t behave the way they should (e.g. having more items than they should in the supermarket express checkout lane, or smoking in the ‘No Smoking’ area, or neighbours being noisy), or when they act incompetently or like they don’t have any sense

I get easily frustrated when machines / equipment do not work properly

I often feel uptight / tense

If I get really upset and worked up about something, I have a tendency to feel sick later, either with a weak spell, headache, or upset stomach

I've been so angry at times I couldn't remember things I said or did

When I’m riled up, I often blurt out things I later regret saying

I have felt embarrassed and/or remorseful / guilty / angry with myself about the way I handled my anger

I've had trouble at school or on the job because of my temper

An important relationship at home, among family or friends, has been strained by my expression of anger

Some people are frightened of, or intimidated by, my bad temper

I have embarrassed family, friends, or co-workers with my anger outbursts

A friend or loved one or co-worker has said I have a problem with anger

When someone hurts or frustrates me, I want to get even

When I become angry, I have thoughts of beating someone up

When I become angry, I have urges to break or tear or throw things

I've gotten so angry at times that I've become physically violent, hitting other people or breaking things

I’m a really angry person, and I know I need help learning to control my temper and angry feelings because it has already caused me a lot of problems

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