The Multidimensional Anger Inventory (DrD-MAI-27) assesses different aspects of anger experiences, including intensity, frequency, and specific triggers. It aims to measure various dimensions of anger in individuals. This inventory consists of 27 statements related to your experiences and behavior. Please read each statement carefully and provide the appropriate response, indicating your level of agreement.
DrD-MAI-27 was developed by Deen Mohd and is the property of Drdeenz.com. DrD-MAI-27 should not be confused with MAI (Multidimensional Anger Inventory), which is the property of J.M. Siegel. The DrD-MAI-27 has shown good validity and test-retest reliability, but it is not designed or used for the diagnosis of any anger issues.
Anger is indeed a natural emotional response, but anger can manifest in various ways and have different causes, expressions, and effects. It can be physical, verbal, or emotional and stem from a wide range of factors such as personal conflict, perceived injustice, or frustration.
Dimensions of Anger Explained.
The “anger arousal” dimension of anger refers to the frequency, magnitude, and duration of the physical and psychological response to a perceived threat. People who get a high score in this dimension respond quickly to perceived threats and have an increased heart rate, increased sweating, and an adrenaline response that prepares the body for fight or flight. If you got a high score in anger arousal, you may be experiencing anger in a different way, You may feel your heart pounding, your muscles becoming tense, and your breathing becoming more shallow. This is a normal and adaptive response to a perceived threat, and it prepares the body to respond quickly to the situation.
Anger that is specific to certain situations or triggers, such as conflict with coworkers or family members. It is a natural response to frustration or stress. If you got high scores on this dimension, then it simply means that your frustrations turn into anger easily in a wide range of situations.
If you got a high score in this dimension or facet of the emotion of anger, then it means you have a negative, aggressive, suspicious, and mistrustful way of perceiving others and the situation. People who have a high level of hostile outlook dimension are more likely to engage in aggressive behavior and face difficulties in their personal and professional lives.
If you got a high score on the external anger scale, then it typically means that you have a tendency to externalize or vent your anger and frustration towards others or objects outside of yourself. You may find yourself yelling, and have behaviors such as criticism, or physical aggression. Such behaviors may cause others to ignore and withdraw from them, and they may face difficulties in their personal and professional lives.
If you got a high score on this anger dimension scale, then it typically means that you have a tendency to internalize or bottle up your anger and feelings of frustration. You may find yourself suppressing or denying feelings of anger. This can lead to feelings of anxiety and negative emotional states. You may also find yourself feeling guilty for expressing your anger. You may also find that this negatively affects your relationships and makes you feel isolated and disconnected from others.