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Anger Self-Assessment Now Available
Respond to each numbered item in the short list here as either True or False for you. A "True" response may identify a potential area for training. Reflect on whether an item identifies a problem or issue in the way you manage your anger.
By: College of Mental Health Counselling
By Daniel Keeran, MSW, College of Mental Health Counselling
Send this "Anger Self-Assessment"
1. It is OK to direct anger toward others sometimes.
2. It is OK to shout or yell when you feel angry.
3. It is OK to use cursing or profanity, or earthy or foul language, when you are angry.
4. It is OK to throw objects or destroy property when you feel angry.
5. It is OK to discipline a child when you feel angry.
6. It is OK to punch, kick, chase, push, grab, slap, scratch, bite, slam a door, stomp, pound your fist, point your finger, spit on, and stand over a person or use other physical ways to express anger.
7. It is OK to direct serial criticisms toward a person.
8. It is OK to dominate the conversation.
9. It is OK to use long silences or refuse to answer questions when you feel angry.
10. It is OK to take revenge, or get back at a person, or hold a grudge for an injustice done to you.
11. It is OK to use humiliating or demeaning sarcasm toward a person or to use humour at another's expense.
12. It is OK to call someone demeaning names.
13. It is OK to mock, deride, or make fun of a person.
14. It is OK to speak against a person to undermine them to others.
15. It is OK to make a blanket condemnation of a person, e.g. "You always/never…"
16. It is OK to "guilt trip" a person, e.g. "You make me want to die."
17. It is OK to speak of resolved past offenses, as an expression of anger.
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Daniel Keeran, MSW