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The Anger Habit: Proven Principles to Calm the Stormy Mind

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Carl Semmelroth's The Anger Habit is a leading anger-management book that is poised to become a major force in the category. This book is centered around the principle that for those who have anger problems, anger can be a learned response. Often the people with the problem don't realize that they are acting habitually, or why they are.
Semmelroth takes you step by step th
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Paperback, 141 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Sourcebooks (first published November 1st 2000)
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Karla Owen foisy
May 16, 2015 Karla Owen foisy rated it really liked it
Other books on anger generally encourage a person to learn positive communication in order to persuade the person that angered you to change. This book suggests a habitually anger person is probably not going to be less angry even if he can convince all the people in the world change.

The author gives a person who has gotten into the habit of angry outbursts a another option: to recognize anger is a choice to control others, that anger is NEVER someone else's fault, and that you are responsible
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Mary Karpel-Jergic
Worth a read to examine how anger can function in a myriad of ways in life on a daily basis. Recognising anger feelings is the first step and then recognising it as a warning signal for what we are about to do is the second. Getting rid of feelings of self-importance is recommended and in place, the cultivation of self-esteem. Self-importance demands (anger); self-esteem trades (communicates/negotiates).
J. Schmidt
May 01, 2014 J. Schmidt rated it did not like it
"Anger is often an attempt to control others". This is pretty much the only useful thing I got out of this book. Many other things including on proper parenting are down-right wrong in my opinion (and based on books I read on parenting such as "raising an emotionally intelligent child" among others....
Bridgett
Oct 29, 2009 Bridgett rated it liked it
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The examples were a bit boring, but I liked the idea of anger as being used as a means of control and how we are each responsible for our own anger.
W R
Mar 23, 2017 W R rated it really liked it
This book isn't one to offer recommendations to fix your anger problem. The title is misleading in this. Instead it offer insight as to what is causing your anger. Both Carl Semmelroth and Donald Smith hold a Ph.D. and practice Psychology. They believe that anger is caused by the desire to control another person or thing. Of course, you cannot control others. Therefore, you become angry and lose your tempter because the people or things do not do what you wish. This slowly builds and eventually ...more
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