• Anger Questionnaire

    Use this short screening test to help determine if you should seek help (diagnosis and treatment) for anger problems.

    Instructions: The items below refer to how you have behaved during the past year. Please indicate whether each question is TRUE or FALSE as a description of you during the past year.

    Note: If you suspect that you have an anger management problem you should seek help from a health professional regardless of how you score on this screening test.


    1. I don’t show my anger about everything that makes me mad, but when I do - look out. True False
    2. I still get angry when I think of the bad things people did to me in the past. True False
    3. Waiting in line, or waiting for other people, really annoys me. True False
    4. I fly off the handle easily. True False
    5. I often find myself having heated arguments with the people who are closest to me. True False
    6. I sometimes lie awake at night and think about the things that upset me during the day. True False
    7. When someone says or does something that upsets me, I don’t usually say anything at the time, but later spend a lot of time thinking up cutting replies I could and should have made. True False
    8. I find it very hard to forgive someone who has done me wrong. True False
    9. I get angry with myself when I lose control of my emotions. True False
    10. People really irritate me when they don’t behave the way they should, or when they act like they don’t have the good sense of a head of lettuce. True False
    11. If I get really upset about something, I have a tendency to feel sick later, either with a weak spell, headache, upset stomach, or diarrhea. True False
    12. People I've trusted have often let me down, leaving me feeling angry or betrayed. True False
    13. When things don’t go my way, I get depressed. True False
    14. I am apt to take frustration so badly that I cannot put it out of my mind. True False
    15. I've been so angry at times I couldn't remember things I said or did. True False
    16. After arguing with someone, I hate myself. True False
    17. I've had trouble on the job because of my temper. True False
    18. When riled up, I often blurt out things I later regret saying. True False
    19. Some people are afraid of my bad temper. True False
    20. When someone hurts or frustrates me, I want to get even. True False
    21. When I get angry, frustrated or hurt, I comfort myself by eating or using alcohol or other drugs. True False
    22. I've gotten so angry at times that I've become physically violent, hitting other people or breaking things. True False
    23. At times, I've felt angry enough to kill. True False
    24. Sometimes I feel so hurt and alone I feel like committing suicide. True False
    25. I’m a really angry person, and I know I need help learning to control my temper and angry feelings because it has already caused me a lot of problems. True False
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