Screening for Anger Control Problems
If you’re concerned that you might suffer from anger control problems, answer the questions below honestly with Yes or No responses. Then record the results and share them with your health care professional. You can also download this survey as a Word Document here.
- I’ve had trouble on the job because of my temper.
- People tell me that I become too angry, too quickly.
- After arguing with someone, I often hate myself for losing my temper.
- I find it very hard to forgive someone who has done me wrong.
- I hate lines, and I especially hate waiting in lines.
- When I get angry, frustrated or hurt, I comfort myself by eating or using alcohol or other drugs.
- At times I have gotten so angry that I have slammed doors, thrown things, broken items or punched walls.
- I am apt to take frustration so badly, I cannot get it out of my mind.
- I still get angry when I think of the bad things people did to me in the past.
- I often make critical, judgmental comments to others, even if they do not ask me for advice or help.
- After arguing with someone, I hate myself.
- When riled, I often blurt out things I later regret saying.
- People I’ve trusted have often let me down, leaving me feeling angry or betrayed.
- I use abusive language, such as name-calling, insults, sarcasm or swearing.
- I’m an angry person. My temper has already caused lots of problems, and I need help changing it.
Please Note: This is an informal screening test to help find out more information about your feelings and expressions of anger, It is not intended to be a formal assessment. If you answered “yes” to five or more questions, it may be helpful to learn some anger management techniques to improve your coping skills.