Its Not Personal: A Guide to Anger Management

Overview

This book can be a manual for all those who want to be less angry, express anger more effectively, or cope better with difficult people. It shows how getting rid of unrealistic expectations and false assumptions can mean taking it less personally when faced with criticism, hostility, rejection, deception, manipulation, or abuse. All of the exercises have been used successfully for more than twenty years in the author's workshops.
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Overview

This book can be a manual for all those who want to be less angry, express anger more effectively, or cope better with difficult people. It shows how getting rid of unrealistic expectations and false assumptions can mean taking it less personally when faced with criticism, hostility, rejection, deception, manipulation, or abuse. All of the exercises have been used successfully for more than twenty years in the author's workshops.
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Editorial Reviews

MidWest Book Review
It's Not Personal! is a practical self-help guide...ideally suited for the non-specialist general reader seeking to get a handle on their temperament. It also holds great value for anyone having to deal with a chronically angry individual by helping to identify and understand the effects of frustration and fear which translate themselves into anger states and statements.
Westport News
Her readable book is a workbook- it offers a lot to think about. Written in a conversational tone, it provides ideas and exercises that help you understand and take charge of the wrath in your life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780965172905
  • Publisher: AJK Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/1999
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 170

Table of Contents

Introduction Part One Feeling Angry Chapter 1-Understanding Your Anger 2-Identifying Your Anger 3-Feeling Less Angry at Others 4-Feeling Less Angry at Home Part Two: Expressing Angry Feelings 5-Expressing Anger Without Fear 6-Becoming More Direct 7-Ending Your Aggression Part Three Coping with Angry People 8-Seeing Hidden Anger in Others 9-Coping with Manipulators 10-Coping with Aggressive People Part Four Making Positive Changes 11-Being Less Angry at Yourself 12-Asserting Yourself 13-Taking Charge 14-Reducing Stress 15-Assessing Your Progress
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First Chapter

The whole process of getting angry may only take a few seconds or a few minutes, and it can happen automatically without your awareness of it. However, all along the way, you have an inner dialog of thoughts, perceptions, beliefs, and feelings. At any point, you have the ability to interrupt these thoughts and question their validity. You can ask yourself why people seem to be mistreating you, if you should take it personally or if their reasons really have nothing to do with you. When you can do that, you can stop yourself from becoming angry.
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