The Most Common Addiction


Please put a check next to all that apply.

I use anger or resentment:

For energy or motivation (can’t get going or keep going without some degree of anger) ___

For pain relief (it hurts when not angry) ___

For confidence (only feel certain when angry) ___

When I’m nervous ___

To avoid depression ___

To enforce a sense of entitlement (get what I deserve) ___

To punish or inhibit honest disagreement with my opinions ___

More than once a day, and it lasts for more than a few minutes. ___

Any check marks indicate a psychological reliance on some degree of anger.


Anger Treatment

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