Your Usual Disposition - Calm Or Hostile

Evaluating Risk Factors: Being Angry

Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as your usual disposition - calm or hostile — that affect you.   Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.

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In the Emotional Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about your usual disposition - calm or hostile:
How angry do you tend to get?
Possible responses:
→ I am always calm/patient/agreeable
→ I am mostly calm, sometimes I might raise my voice
→ About average / I do lose my temper / don't know
→ I sometimes shout at people or break things
→ Regular shouting, intense rage, physical violence

The Diagnostic Process

Based on your response to this question, which may indicate very patient/calm disposition, patient/calm disposition, angry/hostile disposition or very angry/hostile disposition, The Analyst™ will use differential diagnosis to consider possibilities such as:

Negative attitudes such as anger, hostility, distrust, depression and anxiety are often contributing factors.

Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

People who are highly anger-prone are nearly three times more likely to have heart attacks according to a study in the May 2, 2000 issue of Circulation.  The study adds to previous research showing a link to heart health and other emotions, such as depression and hostility.


Anger attacks occur in about two-thirds of those with depression.  People who have anger attacks typically have the most severe from of depression.


Uncontrolled rage is a possible symptom.

Paranoia/Paranoid Personality Disorder

Argumentativeness and hostility are possible signs of paranoid personality disorder.

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