Do I Have Anger Issues

do i have anger issuesI ask myself, Do I Have Anger Issues, thankfully in my case the answer is “NO”. A lot of people have anger issues and don’t think they do, and a few believe that they do and don’t have any serious anger problems.

And don’t worry, this is a do it you anger management activities test, and you get to decide what action you take when you’re done. You won’t get a hard sell on some product “you have to have,” although several goods and services will be recommended– you get to pick what you can do and can’t.

 

 

  1. Are you someone who “never gets angry?”
  2. Do other people think you’re mad?
  3. Are you critical of other people in your mind and thoughts?
  4. Do you criticize and use insults when you speak to others?
  5. Do you frequently lose patience with individuals or situations?
  6. Do you have a hard time putting yourself in another person’s shoes during a disagreement?
  7. Do you sometimes yell or raise your voice to get your point across?
  8. Do you find yourself frequently in arguments?
  9. Do you think about acts of aggression or violence?
  10. Have you ever been physically aggressive or violent with another person?
  11. Have you ever been arrested or had the police called because of your actions?
  12. Have you ever been reported for domestic violence?
  13. Do you take out your frustrations while driving?
  14. Do you find yourself unable to let go of grievances and resentments?
  15. Do you replay negative experiences over and over in your mind?
  16. Do you often think that other people are a bunch of idiots?
  17. Does it seem to you like other people “just don’t get it?”
  18. Do you think about getting revenge on others?
  19. Do you sometimes forget what you said or did while you’re angry?
  20. Do you find yourself getting upset on any regular, predictable or cyclical pattern?

Do I have anger issues?

What are the symptoms that define my anger issues, if any?

  1. Punching objects such as walls to feel a sense of release
  2. Reacting quickly and violently to small problems so responding angrily to a minor issue such as a spilled drink or somebody bumping into you
  3. Accusing friends and relatives of disrespecting you or of going behind your back when this isn’t the case.
  4. Finding it difficult to calm the feeling of anger
  5. Breaking objects during an argument such as a glass or window
  6. Consistently having the same arguments with friends, relatives or colleagues as the same problems trigger the anger
  7. Feeling frustrated with your actions during an argument or regretting them instantly after the event
  8. Name-calling
  9. Criticizing, belittling, putting down
  10. Lack of patience
  11. Irritability and short temper
  12. Blaming everyone and everything else
  13. When you get angry, you shut down or withdraw
  14. People avoid you
  15. Partner, kids, family members are afraid to talk to you
  16. People feel like they’re walking on eggshells around you
  17. Others experience you as a Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde

Do I have anger issues?

Yes, and I am dealing with it in the following ways:

Group Therapy for Anger Management

For some people, the easiest way to change the way they handle anger is to work with a psychologist or other licensed mental health professional in an individual or group therapy setting. A therapist, who can observe your behavior from an impartial perspective, can help you with your reality testing. An Anger management therapist knows many effective anger management strategies and will be able to help you develop a personalized set of strategies for changing both your thinking and behavior. Depending on your needs, your therapist may work with you on breathing or meditation exercises to reduce anger arousal, safe and appropriate emotional and physical techniques to release anger, communication skills, or cognitive restructuring (a method for disputing and changing the way you think).

 

relaxation and exerciseRelaxation And Exercise

Pure Relaxation tools such as deep breathing and relaxing imagery can help calm down angry feelings. Breathing deeply, from your diaphragm, will help while breathing from your chest won’t relax you. Strenuous and vigorous exercise to help “work off” angry feelings may also be a helpful technique.

Anger Workbook For Teens    

By maintaining a record of when you became angry, and for what reasons, can help you understand your anger more comprehensively.

Keeping a journal can be a very powerful method of anger management; the act of writing down the emotions and feelings associated with anger before, during and after an angry episode can focus the mind. Re-reading an anger journal helps to identify techniques for anger management that worked well and also those that didn’t help in various circumstances.

the power of meditationPower Of Meditation

It is a period of relaxed contemplation, usually to achieve some benefit or goal such as increased spiritual awareness, relaxation, or intellectual fulfillment. The term is a broad one, and can characterize a wide variety of practices ranging from deep breathing to inducing a state of altered consciousness. It often, though not always, requires a particular posture and breathing pattern.

Learn To Let Go

Tell the person to back off and then remain quiet. If at all possible, shift your attention to something else and don’t stew in angry thoughts. When appropriate, you can always approach the argument with a level head later.

Know that volatile situations usually end up being about having the fight instead of being about what led up to them. If reaching the “point of no return” is imminent, then you must flee the situation because you will probably not be able to control your actions from that point forward.

Find Constructive Ways to release your High Energy and Arousal

You have heard the expression, “Get your anger out” to get rid of it. Freud used the analogy of steam pot that will burst if the energy is not released. To some degree the analogy is accurate.

Anger causes high levels of arousal and energy; vigorous activity releases it. Research has supported the idea that anger leads to a high arousal, high energy state that can last for hours– or even longer. During that time, we are more prone to renewed anger. Energetic activities use the energy and help dissipate that extra arousal. In addition to internal methods of reducing violence, it is important to dissipate anger by forceful actions. Try exercise, walking, running, sports, physical labor, or other dynamic activities– especially those that make you feel good.

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