Summary of Overcoming Anger

Looking for the book?
We have the summary! Get the key insights in just 10 minutes.

Overcoming Anger book summary


6 Overall

6 Applicability

6 Innovation

7 Style


People get angry for many reasons. Everything from world events to traffic jams contributes to stress and anger. Controlling the emotions related to anger is difficult, but it leads to personal growth, assertiveness and happiness. Anger management can benefit everyone. Counselor Carol Jones’ conversational, well-researched book provides insightful suggestions for identifying and controlling anger and its related emotional and behavioral components. Jones uses personality and situational self-assessments to match anger management techniques with individual personality styles. This is not solely a self-help book filled with checklists; in fact, it is light on tricks and quick techniques. Instead, it is an entertaining, informative explanation of what anger is and how it happens. The author also suggests ways to become more assertive, which will make you happier, more effective, less angry and less stressed out. believes that managers in human resources and other departments can use this book to enhance employee productivity and improve communications. And if you’d like a little help defusing the stimuli that trigger your anger, that’s here as well.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to manage anger;
  • How to cope with everyday stress; and
  • How to use positive communications techniques to identify, isolate and redirect the triggers for anger.

About the Author

Carol D. Jones, Ph.D., is a licensed child, family and marriage counselor who has been in practice since 1988. She has worked with numerous family advocacy programs, domestic violence centers and women’s shelters. She also is a member of the American Association of Family Therapists.



The Negative Power of Anger
Anger is more than a powerful emotion; it produces higher risks of stroke or heart disease in men and it can ruin lives. Anger signals emotional turmoil that may have gone unnoticed. While anger played an essential role in human evolution by providing the energy...

Comment on this summary

More on this topic

Customers who read this summary also read

More by category