When Anger Scares You: How to Overcome Your Fear of Conflict and Express Your Anger in Healthy Ways

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $3.94
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 82%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (14) from $3.94   
  • New (7) from $12.47   
  • Used (7) from $3.94   


This book is written for those who chronically avoid conflict and confrontation, and suffer from this avoidance in occupational settings, personal relationships, and self esteem. Clinical psychologist, John R. Lynch, Ph.D., teaches readers healthy and effective anger management skills, which enable them to avoid destructive reactions to situations that involve anger. Written by the psychologist who coined the term, this is the only book in the market specifically for "anger avoiders." This is the only book that shows you how suppressing anger can be detrimental to your personal relationships and your career and reveals how low self-esteem, aches and pains, and depression can actually be symptoms of anger avoidance. This is the most recent anger title from the publisher of the best-selling books on anger: When Anger Hurts, The Anger Control Workbook, Angry All the Time, and Letting Go of Anger.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572243477
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Series: Unassigned Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,473,722
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.16 (d)

Meet the Author

John Lynch, PhD, is a practicing clinical psychologist and former director of the Dissociative Disorders and Men's Treatment Program at Charter Westbrook Hospital. He is associate professor of psychiatry at the Medical College of Virginia, and a partner in the Westwood Group, a prominent psychology practice in Richmond, VA. He is a member of the APA and VA Society for Clinical Hypnosis.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Preface ix
1 Introduction 1
2 Recognizing Your Emotions: Separating Anger and Rage 17
3 Symptoms of Anger Avoiders 43
4 The Mind in Your Body: Learning to Recognize Your Own Emotions 69
5 Origins of Anger Avoiders 85
6 A Week in the Life of Two Anger Avoiders 97
7 What Healthy Anger Expressers Know: Putting It All Together 111
7 Women and Anger Avoidance: Relationship Dilemmas 127
9 Men, Anger, and Rage 145
10 Maintaining the Change: What to Expect 171
References 175
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)