Anger is an emotion that we can’t ignore and we can’t get away from because it is with us all the time. We have figured out a way to deal with anger that either works for us or doesn’t but often it’s the way we were raised.
Anger sometimes is controlling and often is hurtful. People have a tendency to lash out instead of coming to terms with what it is that makes them angry. This is where anger assessment comes into play.
Anger in the workplace has become a problem these days. Managers are often working with line workers who get angry when the line isn’t working the way it should. There have been countless accounts on television about people who do disgusting things in their workplace to get back at a boss when they feel they were mistreated. There are also accounts of how workers have destroyed property because they were angry about something that happened at work. Executives aren’t free of anger either though they tend to think they are exempt from it.
In relationships domestic violence occurs because one or more partners are angry with the others. One may try to manipulate the other and there is always controlling and intimidation. This is one of the most difficult places for anger because it escalates to violence.
In this process there is a need for anger assessment so that people can understand their potential for anger. There are a variety of ways to do this and taking anger tests on the Internet are a good way to start this process. Most of the tests will tell you where you are on their particular anger scale and you will generally have a few questions to answer. Some of the formats you will see will include true and false or specific questions. Some of the questions you may see include:
Are you frequently angry?
Does your anger last for a long period of time?
Do you find that the least little thing can set you off?
Do you find yourself always on the defensive?
Does your anger control your life?
Does your anger help you get through the day?
Do people tell you that you are intense when you are angry?
Do you become aggressive when angry?
The Internet test will score your answers and let you know where you stand in terms of your level of anger. Keep in mind that these types of tests should be used as preliminary tests unless you get it from counseling or coaching site.
Anger Assessment and Anger Management: When you find yourself getting angry and taking it out on people around you it’s time to seek professional help. There are many counseling and coaching programs that can help you assess where you are and give you techniques to use to help you manage your anger. By understanding how to manage your anger you will become a healthier person and gain more friends.
For more information about obtaining an anger assessment and/or classes please visit Anger Management Institute of Texas’ website www.ami-tx.com or call 281-477-9105.
Anger Management Institute of Texas is a certified Anderson & Anderson ® provider.
Anger Management Classes and Anger Management – Executive Coaching available in Houston, Texas.
Gregory A. Kyles, M.A., LPC, CEAP, CAMF
Director, Anger Management Institute of Texas