Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS) Quiz

Good StressWith stress levels continuing to increase in most people’s lives many men are becoming more irritable, angry, and frustrated. For some it is a minor annoyance. For others it can cause significant problems for themselves and those close to them. In working with men, and the people who love them, I’ve developed a quiz to help you assess how irritability, anger, or frustration may be impacting your life or the lives of those you love.

The quiz was originally designed for a research study I conducted for my book, The Irritable Male Syndrome: Understanding and Managing the 4 Key Causes of Depression and Aggression. I posted the quiz on-line and it has now been taken by more than 40,000 men and many thousands of women throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Please take a few minutes to answer the following questions. For each item noted, check whether it is true of you, or the man you care about, “not at all or rarely,” “sometime,” “frequently,” or “most of the time.”

Most of the time
Frequently
Sometimes
Not at all
Angry
Impatient
Blaming
Dissatisfied
Moody
Fearful
Discontented
Hypersensitive
Exhausted
Grumpy
Easily Upset
Bored
Aggressive
Unloved
Unappreciative
Tense
Touchy
Tired
Unloving
Lonely
Hostile
Overwhelmed
Destructive
Demanding
Depressed
Frustrated
Withdrawn
Mean
Sad
Scared
Numb
Explosive
Defensive
Denies problems
Critical
Troubled
Eats too much
Drinks or uses drugs too much
Withdraws behind T.V.newspapers, or computer
Uses work as an escape from family
Sleeps too much or has trouble sleeping
Impulsive
Worried
Less intimacy
Argues and fights
Sarcastic
Jealous
Stressed
Uncompassionate
Uncommunicative
Please answer these additional questions:
Are you a man concerned about your own irritability, anger, or frustration? Or Are you a family member?
Self
Family Member
Do you feel stress may be a problem for you or your family members?
Yes
No
Do you feel depression may be a problem for you or your family members?
Yes
No
Do you feel that Andropause (male menopause) may be a problem for you or your family members?
Yes
No
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