If you feel like you might be a ticking time bomb, then maybe you should take this test. It will reveal if you really aren’t all that fun to be around.
It seems irritable people are like a ticking time bomb – at any moment they could blow.
Although grumpy individuals can wreak havoc on your day, experts believe they might be suffering from other underlying conditions.
A new study used a five-point survey to measure irritability and found a high correlation between depressive symptoms, anger, hostility and neuroticism.
‘It’s hard because people are rarely just irritable — irritability often goes with a lot of other negative emotions,’ Susan Holtzman, a psychologist at the University of British Columbia Okanagan told Science of Us.
‘It often goes with stress, it goes with depression, it goes with anxiety, it goes with anger.’
In the study published in the journal NCBI, Holtzman and her colleagues explain that ‘elevated levels of irritability have been reported across a range of psychiatric and medical conditions’.
But due to limitations of measurement tools, research on the causes, consequences and treatments has been hindered.
During the study, 63 questions were used with a scale of 1-6.
From this, the team developed just five questions that can reveal how irritable you are.
Those who answer yes to the questions are deemed irritable, but it also means you may be suffering from other underlining issues like depressive symptoms, anger, hostility and neuroticism.
1. I have been grumpy
2. I have been feeling like I might snap
3. Other people have been getting on my nerves
4. Things have been bothering me more than they normally do
5. I have been feeling irritable
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And for the ladies, here are 8 signs that you might be a bitch according to Kate Ferguson:
1. YOU’RE QUICK TO CALL PEOPLE OUT ON THEIR MISTAKES.
2. PEOPLE DON’T SAY TO NO TO YOU.
3. NO ONE WANTS TO CONFIDE IN YOU.
4. YOU’RE NOT GREAT WITH SECRETS.
5. YOU SEE EVERYTHING AS A COMPETITION.
6. YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF THE RINGLEADER IN EVERY SITUATION.
7. YOU’RE THE ONE WITH RESTING BITCH FACE.
8. YOU’RE JUDGMENTAL, BUT YOU FEEL LIKE EVERYONE IS.