Kenneth (kensmind) wrote in polloftheday,
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A Poll About Anger and Anger Management



When a person is angry, is it better for them to vent and get the anger out, or calm down and contain the anger?

Let it out
21(37.5%)
Calm down and contain it
10(17.9%)
I don't know
9(16.1%)
Something else (what?)
16(28.6%)

People are like teapots. When they get boiling mad, it's better to let off steam. If they try and keep it in they'll explode. Metaphorically speaking, do you agree or disagree?

Strongly agree
10(17.9%)
Agree somewhat
28(50.0%)
Neither agree nor disagree
8(14.3%)
Disagree somewhat
9(16.1%)
Strongly disagree
1(1.8%)

If a person openly vents their anger when they get angry, this only serves to reinforce the anger habit and makes one become an angrier person. Agree or disagree?

Strongly agree
2(3.6%)
Agree somewhat
15(26.8%)
Neither agree nor disagree
14(25.0%)
Disagree somewhat
23(41.1%)
Strongly disagree
2(3.6%)

When something makes you angry, are you more prone to express your anger or contain it?

Express always or almost always
5(8.9%)
Express more often than contain it
11(19.6%)
Half and half
13(23.2%)
Contain it more often than express it
20(35.7%)
Contain it always or almost always
7(12.5%)

What techniques do you use to manage your anger? (Select all that apply)

I never get angry
1(0.6%)
I let myself express my anger and don't try to control it
15(8.8%)
Deep breathing or other breathing exercises or techniques
15(8.8%)
I remove myself from the situation that makes me angry
42(24.7%)
I say a prayer
7(4.1%)
I meditate
5(2.9%)
Exercise
13(7.6%)
Medication
2(1.2%)
Alcohol or non-prescribed drugs
5(2.9%)
I kill them with kindness
11(6.5%)
I count to 10 (or some other number)
3(1.8%)
I express my anger with gestures instead of words (e.g. the finger)
13(7.6%)
Therapy
6(3.5%)
A warm bath or shower
13(7.6%)
Something else (what?)
19(11.2%)

Have you ever taken an anger management class or course?

Yes (voluntarily)
0(0.0%)
Yes (I was mandated to do so)
0(0.0%)
No (but I'd like to)
3(5.4%)
No
53(94.6%)
Something else (what?)
0(0.0%)
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