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July 2012

TEST YOUR ANGER CONTROL

Answer the following statements then add up your total score. Circle 1 for never.  Circle 2 for rarely. Circle 3 for sometimes. Circle 4 for frequently. Circle 5 for always

1- I get angry with no or little provocation. 
    1       2      3      4      5
2- I yell and/or curse.
    1       2      3      4      5
3- I feel so angry that I feel that I am going to explode with rage.
    1       2      3      4      5
4- I have a bad temper.
    1       2      3      4      5
5- I have urges to break or destroy things when I become angry.
    1       2      3      4      5
6- I have difficulties letting go of thoughts that make me angry.
    1       2      3      4      5
7- I feel tense and uptight.
    1       2      3      4      5
8- I can't tolerate incompetent people, they make me angry.
    1       2      3      4      5
9- I have urges to beat someone up when I get angry.
    1       2      3      4      5
10- I loose my temper at least once a week.
    1       2      3      4      5
11- I get angry when someone does not understand me.
    1       2      3      4      5
12- I find my self quite annoyed with some friends and family.
    1       2      3      4      5
13- I get very angry with drivers who cut me off or do not drive the exact speed limit.
    1       2      3      4      5
14- I get angry when people do things that they are not supposed to do ( example having more items than they are supposed to in the supermarket express lane)
    1       2      3      4      5
15- I am easily frustrated with equipments when they do not work properly.
    1       2      3      4      5
16-Some people always rub me the wrong way.
    1       2      3      4      5
17- I feel people always try to take advantage of me.
    1       2      3      4      5
18- I get angry when my neighbor is inconsiderate.
    1       2      3      4      5
19- My anger outbursts embarrass family and friends,
    1       2      3      4      5
20- It is very hard for me to forgive a person who made me angry in the past.
    1       2      3      4      5
21- When I get angry I blurt out things I later regret saying.
    1       2      3      4      5

Score Key:
Below 30: You are in a good comfort zone.
30-40: You get angry as often as most people do. Your challenge is to try lowering your score in the coming few months.
50-60: You have plenty of room for improvement. Reading a self help-book on anger management might be very helpful.
60-80: You need to work on controlling your anger in a very deliberate manor.
80 and above: Your anger expression might be interfering with your daily functioning, it would be worthwhile seeking some professional help.
  
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