Anger Checklist

Active Anger in Children/Adolescents

Please rate your child by checking off the applicable items on the list below.

Mild

  • Irritable
  • Often loses temper
  • Impatient
  • Regularly annoyed
  • Blurts out answers before questions have been asked
  • Impertinent; talks back
  • Verbally aggressive
  • Pouts and sulks
  • Uncooperative with teacher
  • Constant teasing
  • Difficulty waiting one’s turn
  • Frequently frustrated
  • Intrudes on others
  • Defiant
  • Argues, quarrels
  • Acts “smart”
  • Negative
  • Disobedient

Moderate

  • Lying
  • Chronic violation of rules at home or school
  • Overly aggressive
  • Initiates fights
  • Cheating
  • Stays out at night
  • Excessive recklessness
  • Tries to dominate others
  • Hostile
  • Excessive swearing
  • Hits others
  • Rude
  • Class clown - disruptive at school
  • Violent threats
  • Spiteful, vindictive
  • Has “bad” companions

Severe

  • Suspension from school
  • Stealing
  • Violent acts against people, animals or property
  • Running away from home
  • Violent acts against oneself
  • Constant truancy
  • Expulsion from school
  • Substance abuse
  • Fire setting
  • Forced sexual activity
  • Carries a weapon
Active Total:

Passive-Aggressive/Covert Anger in Children/Adolescents

Please rate your child by checking off the applicable items on the list below.

Mild

  • Always late/leaves early
  • Deliberately sloppy
  • Uncooperative attitude
  • Forgetful
  • Procrastination - deliberately put things off
  • Twist the truth
  • Refuse to do what is reasonably expected
  • Rehashing the past
  • Deliberate making of mistakes
  • Often loses things necessary for tasks or activities
  • Door banging
  • Withdrawn
  • Deliberately slow
  • Pretend not to hear or see
  • Walk out on people
  • Refuse to listen
  • Always controls the T.V.
  • Manipulative
  • Deliberate inattention

Moderate

  • Refuse to clean the home or oneself
  • Act sick or helpless
  • Withhold love or support
  • School grades markedly below one’s ability
  • Impulsive - failure to plan ahead
  • Deliberately avoid or ignore someone
  • Refusal to function in a responsible manner
  • Divisive
  • Always negative
  • Overly stubborn
  • Silent treatment
  • Absenteeism in school
  • Refuse to be responsible
  • Refuse to study regularly
  • Enjoy seeing people become upset

Severe

  • Refuse to eat
  • Deliberately fail in school
  • Failure to care about anything
  • Deliberately try to be sick
  • False accusations

Passive-Aggressive Total:

If your child denies being overly angry, consider showing him/her your scoring.

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