Are you a door slammer?
A fist pounder?
Are you a kicker?
Do you hurt your pet when you are angry? Try to curb and erase this habit.
Do you throw things, such as magazines, books, bric-a-brac, small furniture?
Do you try to smash the light bulb for electrical effect?
Do you try to roll the car on its side?
Do you hurl your children against the wall? Please try to just slam them down on the couch.
You don’t bother with dishes in the sink?
You don’t care if your underarms smell?
Do you tell others who you’re angry at?
Do you sit brooding in your chair?
Do you walk around aimlessly?
Do you ever try to just sleep it off?
Do you slam the refrigerator just to hear bottles rattle?
Do you get upset because your environment is not woods and you can’t take a peaceful nature walk?
Do you begin to recite prayers?
Do you drink to calm down, but get angrier, all by yourself?
Do you smoke up a storm?
Do you glare at everybody?
Do you work out with weights?
Do you threaten to kill people? (…not in person, but with your mind.)
Do you threaten to blow someone’s house up?
If you answered “YES!” to 10 or more of these questions, you need to get better control of your anger. IT IS POSSIBLE!! It does take time, years sometimes!
“To keep a community living and working smoothly, we need the lubricating oil of good will, everyone must be ready to act with charity and “give a little”. Otherwise friction mounts until the machinery of human relations breaks down and the community destroys itself.” -Irving M. Bunim
see also: Who Is Your Enemy
If you find yourself being angry, more often than not, cut down on meat consumption. Meat-eaters tend to loose their temper more often and are prone to anger across the board. Vegetarians tend to be more peaceful and in better control of their temper. Coffee, most people know, is a common temper flare and anxiety booster, and also cause dandruff. Black pepper is also and anger additive.