Montreal, Canada, October 21, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Queendom.com, a pioneer in online personality, career, and IQ assessments, reveals results of their Anger Management study. Their findings indicate that while most people experience a moderate level of anger, those who don't regulate this emotion effectively often face serious consequences in the workplace and in their personal life.
Anger, at best, has a checkered reputation. Keeping it bottled up is bad for your health. Venting it without a certain degree of restraint is destructive, both literally and figuratively. Rumination will make your anger even worse. Cathartic release by dropping a 30lb bowling ball through your ex's windshield or punching pillows will not, contrary to popular belief, make you feel much better, and may actually fuel your aggression.
"It's not so much the emotion of anger itself that is necessarily 'wrong,'" points out Dr. Ilona Jerabek, president of the company. "Given sufficient provocation, like seeing your significant other cheating on you, or getting told off by a customer, will warrant a reaction - it's normal. The issue lies in how we release it. A person has every right to feel angry and to express it, but yelling insults or breaking plates will not do the trick. Anger needs to be expressed, but it needs to be done calmly, assertively and it needs to incorporate constructive solutions for the problem."
And how well did Queendom's population of test-takers fair in anger management? On a scale from 0 to 100, the average score for feelings of anger was 56, indicating that most people experience anger to a moderate degree. Gender differences were few and minor, although women did experience slightly more anger than men, and were also slightly more likely to dwell on situations that upset them. Age differences revealed that younger age groups experienced higher levels of anger than older age groups (average of 60 for those under 18 year of age, 55 for those older than 25). In addition, test-takers who experienced higher levels of anger and who were more likely to dwell on anger-inducing situations were also less satisfied with their job and, not surprisingly, had poorer performance reviews.
In addition to scores on anger levels, Queendom's Anger Management Test also provided test-takers with an anger "type," which also revealed interesting differences in how people with diverse anger styles dealt with their emotions. Take the following anger scenarios, and the different reactions of Attackers and Transcenders:
- When a mover, recommended by a family member, drops a priceless heirloom, the top response for Attackers (45%) was to yell at the mover for being so irresponsible. The top response for Transcenders (45%) was to call the family member who recommended the mover, and suggest that they not refer him to anyone, anymore.
- When finding their car boxed-in between two other cars in the parking lot of their gym, the top response for Attackers (48%) was to wait for the owners and tell them off when they returned. The top response for Transcenders (30%) was to leave a note on each windshield, and wait for the owners in café.
- When their sibling is a victim of medical malpractice, 69% of Attackers and 73% of Transcenders stated they would sue the doctor. However, 28% Attackers also stated that they would physically harm the doctor, compared to 7% of Transcenders.
Those who wish to take the Anger Management Test can go to: http://www.queendom.com/tests/access_page/index.htm?idRegTest=3044
Queendom.com is a subsidiary of PsychTests AIM Inc. Queendom.com is a site that creates an interactive venue for self-exploration with a healthy dose of fun. The site offers a full range of professional-quality, scientifically-validated psychological assessments that empower people to grow and reach their real potential through insightful feedback and detailed, custom-tailored analysis.
About PsychTests AIM Inc:
PsychTests AIM Inc. originally appeared on the internet scene in 1996. Since its inception, it has become a pre-eminent provider of psychological assessment products and services to human resource personnel, therapists, academics, researchers and a host of other professionals around the world. PsychTests AIM Inc. staff is comprised of a dedicated team of psychologists, test developers, researchers, statisticians, writers, and artificial intelligence experts. The company's research division, Plumeus Inc., is supported in part by the Research and Development Tax Credit awarded by Industry Canada.
Ilona Jerabek, Ph.D., President
PsychTests AIM Inc.