Part I.

In general:

I dwell on things that bother me___

I have trouble listening to people who disagree with me___

I try to point out mistakes and flaws in other people___

Some people think I have a sarcastic sense of humor___

Some people think I’m insensitive___

It doesn’t take much to get me angry___

I sometimes hold onto resentments___

I often feel disrespected or treated unfairly by more than one person___

When something goes wrong, the most important think is finding out who’s to blame.___

Total number of checks X 2 ___

Part II:

During the past week, I felt:

Irritable ___

Tense, tensed up ___

Losing temper easily ___

Shaky ___

Angry ___

Annoyed ___

Restless ___

Mad ___

Resentful ___

Irritated by other people ___

Hot-tempered ___

Hostile ___

Total number of checks X 1 ___

Part III:

During the past week, I felt:

Rage ___

Hate ___

Furious ___

Like attacking people ___

Total number of checks x 3 ____

Total Score: add totals from Parts I, II, III.___

Scoring Key

Under 9: Congratulations, your level of anger is not bad. You might take this test occasionally to be sure it stays that way.

10-19: Anger is becoming a problem for you. You may be on edge about what might make you angry next.

20 and above: Anger is on the verge of taking over your life and your relationships, if it has not already.


Anger in Relationships Test

Please put a check next to all that apply.

When I am angry at my spouse (or significant other) and I think about his or her feelings:

I feel angrier ____

I feel kinder ____

I feel warmer ____

I feel furious ____

I don’t care about his or her point of view, at least not until I cool down ____

I feel patient ____

I feel like I should give support and sympathy ____

I feel like I should apologize for hurting his or her feelings ____

I feel charitable, forgiving ____

I find that I can’t think about what he or she is feeling until I calm down ____

I wish he or she would just see it the right way ____

Why should I see it their way, they don’t see my point of view ____

Subtract checks on b, c, f, g, h, i from checks on a, d, e, j, k, l.

Scoring Key

Any positive number indicates a potentially serious problem in your relationship.

Boot Camp

 

Impatience Test

Please put a check after each that applies.

When I’m in a hurry or need to get things done or just in the course of an ordinary day, I:

Lose track of other people’s perspectives ___

Fail to understand or care about how they feel ___

Feel disgusted by their choices ___

Feel held back ___

Feel like hardly anything works the way it should ___

Feel like the world is full of jerks___

Total Score (add all the checks)___

Scoring Key

0-1: Congratulations, you’re not too impatient.

2-3: Impatience is causing you a few problems.

3 and above: Impatience may be impairing your relationships and setting you up for failure.

Anger Junkie Test

Resentment Quiz

Anger Management Quotes

Core Value Conditioning for Anger

See Dr. Stosny’s Blog on Psychology Today.