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Anger Pre-Test

Anger is a confusing subject for many people. There are a lot of misconceptions about anger that exist in our culture. This Anger Pre-Test is designed to start to help you think about and identify some of the information, beliefs, values, and attitudes that you have about anger. Please answer TRUE or FALSE to each of the following questions. Usually going with your first impulse in answering these questions will yield the best results regarding what you actually know and think about anger.

Please click either the True or False radio button to the left of each of the following 25 statements to indicate your answer.

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1) Anger is a bad emotion that should be avoided at all costs.

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False

2) Everyone gets angry at times.

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False

3) Too much anger can hurt your physical health.

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4) Screaming and throwing things are helpful ways to get anger out of your system.

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5) Angry people can never change the way they handle anger.

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6) There is one right way to handle anger with others.

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7) Frustration just naturally leads to aggression.

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8) People should never raise their voices when they are expressing anger.

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9) Women are less likely to feel angry than men are.

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10) Getting angry never leads to a productive outcome.

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11) Anger often makes people lose control of their behavior.

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12) Angry people tend to be powerful and confident of themselves and their abilities.

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13) Anger is the same thing as hostility and cynicism.

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14) Stress is related to anger.

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15) It's okay to use put-downs, name-calling, and cussing from time to time in a marriage and in other close relationships.

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16) All people have cues and triggers that can help them recognize when they are becoming tense, frustrated and angry.

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17) Temporarily getting away from a potentially volatile situation is one way to start to learn to handle anger more effectively.

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18) If people are angry, they should always express it directly to the person they're angry with.

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19) Angry people tend to want to control what is happening around them.

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20) Some people just deserve to be yelled at because of the way they act.

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21) The way that you think about a person or situation has a lot to do with how angry you end up getting.

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22) Families who yell at each other a lot are emotionally closer because they're more willing to express their true feelings with one another.

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23) Explosive and disrespectful anger destroys intimacy, trust and safety in a family environment.

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24) If your anger is justified, you have the right to really 'go off' on the other person.

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25) If you grew up in a family where people were abusive and explosive with one another, you are more likely to be abusive and explosive in your adult life.

Press the "Get Answers" button to open a window with the correct answers. If you do not get a popup window (java not enabled) click here for the answers page.

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