This anger management assessment will show your patterns of escalation and your overall anger reaction tendencies.
Based on Dr. DeFoore's 40+ years of professional experience in the field of counseling and psychology, the results will help you understand your anger issues at a deeper level while giving you steps to heal and improve yourself.
Here's how this anger management assessment works:
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This online assessment will help you identify escalation patterns, or how fast you move up and down the anger scale. For the test to be helpful to you, you will need to give accurate, honest answers.
Free Ebook With The Test!
It costs only $5.00 to take the anger management assessment online and receive recommendations from Dr. DeFoore and the free Anger Management Techniques Ebook. Or, if you prefer you can read through the content below.
I encourage you to take the anger management assessment above--just click on the "Take The Test" button. Meanwhile, whether you take the assessment or not, here is an overview of the levels:
Level 1. This is where you're cool, calm and collected. You may or may not be real happy, but you're definitely not angry, anxious or irritated. If this was you most of the time, you wouldn't even be reading about this anger management assessment.
Level 2. You're feeling slightly irritated or agitated, but it's not enough to bother you or affect your behavior. You can see the big picture when you think about your problems. It is hard to relax with the agitation you are experiencing, however.
Level 3. The irritation and frustration is pretty high, and it's just starting to affect your behavior. It is almost possible to relax with the agitation you are experiencing. It's getting harder to see the big picture and have empathy with other people.
Level 4. People are really starting to bother you, and you have very little patience, although you usually don't say anything. You are still stuffing your anger, and you don't feel settled at all. You can still focus enough to make good decisions.
Level 5. Now you are ready to yell at that other driver, or call the people you're mad at and give them a piece of your mind. But you don't act on the feelings. You're getting short and irritable with others, but you're still trying to be friendly. You're starting to have tunnel vision.
Level 6. At this level, it's just not fun anymore. You are frustrated and angry with yourself and pretty much everybody else. Others are starting to notice that something is wrong, as you become more short-tempered and irritable. Your thinking may not be as clear as it usually is.
Level 7. You are thinking stuff like, "This has to stop." "I can't take this any more." "I'm going to show them they can't do this to me." "They'll get what's coming to them." You have racing thoughts, and you're very tense. You keep thinking the same things over and over. That's why you decided to take this anger management assessment.
Level 8. Now you're coming up with a plan. You can't take it any more, so you're going to take action. You feel like you have no choice, because something has to change. You're not thinking clearly, and even though you know it might backfire, you're thinking about getting even and retaliating.
Level 9. Now you're taking action. This is where the yelling, threatening and intimidating starts. You're thinking about what you can do to the other person(s) to show them how angry you are, and how wrong they are. Your emotions are ruling you at this level. You really need some anger management help, but you probably don't know it.
Level 10. At this level, you are dangerous to yourself and/or others. You are in a fight-or-flight mode, and your primitive reptilian brain has taken over. You have tunnel vision and single-minded thought. All you can think about is how to make the pain stop. You feel helpless, but you can't stand that feeling. You are desperate. Your anger is doing your thinking for you. It's a really good thing that you took this anger management assessment.
Still not sure? Take another anger management assessment designed by A.J. Novick, Ph.D.
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Here's your chance to ask Dr. DeFoore about your situation. It can be about your anger, somebody else's anger, or about grief, road rage, anxiety or depression. Tell your story with as much detail as possible, and he will give you some free counseling.
Feel free to also review our FAQ page (frequently asked questions), to see if your question has already been answered.
Then, if selected, the results will be a web page on this site that will help others! So, there you go--help and be helped! By the way, you can be anonymous if you choose, but if you include your first name, it's better.
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