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Multidimensional Anger Test

Testing your susceptibility to anger

Drawing on the work of Dr. Judith M. Siegel, this test maps your experience of anger along multiple empirical dimensions. Analyses of Siegel's work have found the test to have good psychometric properties in the form of high validity and test-retest reliability. Consequently, the test is frequently used for research purposes and in clinical settings, where it has been shown to be relevant, not just to a person's anger, but to their physical health and stress responses as well.

For each of the following items, indicate your level of agreement.

Question 1 of 38

When I am angry with someone, I let them know.



The IDR-MAT© is not the equivalent of, or to be confused with, the MAI (Multidimensional Anger Inventory).

The IDR-MAT© is the property of IDR Labs International. The MAI is the property of J.M. Siegel.

The IDR-MAT/MAI is a widely used index and instrument for measuring the complex emotion of anger. Recent concerns regarding the validity of its scales have arisen as newer inventories have developed its scales to work in settings like schools, workplaces, and correctional facilities. The original instrument is fairly old; however, more modern, peer-reviewed replications of Siegel's original work have time and again found a high degree of validity to the constructs that comprise the empirical basis of the instrument. Siegel's original criteria have largely been shown to hold up. The modern findings on the MAI suggest that the IDR-MAT/MAI is still a valid instrument for assessing the respondent’s propensity towards anger. Factor analysis of the MAI has repeatedly revealed that the test is accurate in testing for Anger Arousal (reflecting frequency and magnitude of anger responses), as well as the range of Anger Eliciting Situations that the respondent is likely to be triggered by, as well as the respondent's general orientation towards a Hostile Outlook on the world.

Although both are designed to measure multidimensional anger, the IDR-MAT© should not be confused with the MAI, as authored by Dr. J.M. Siegel. However, both are professionally-designed personality tests (or inventories) meant for measuring propensities and states related to anger and angry affect. The IDR-MAT© is the property of IDR Labs International. The MAI is the property of J.M. Siegel. The authors of this online personality test are certified in the use of multiple personality tests and have worked professionally with typology and personality testing. The results of our online multidimensional anger test are provided "as-is", and should not be construed as providing professional or certified advice of any kind. For more on our online personality test, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This multidimensional anger test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores on five major dimensions related to the complex emotion of anger.

2. Tested in several countries. The parameters utilized in our multidimensional anger test have been validated and used with success in several different regions, including the USA, Canada, and several European countries.

3. Benchmarked to population averages. While there are other anger tests in existence, ours is one of the few to link the respondent's multidimensional anger scores to a benchmark of population averages, as determined by peer-reviewed personality studies.

4. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

5. Made with the aid of professionals. The present test has been made with the input of researchers who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.