But if someone has been rude or disrespectful, I feel my temper is justified,' she says.As well as this sense of entitlement, there's the ever-present, age-old pressure to 'have it all'.Worryingly, it would seem this is a dangerous trend, seen by many as yet another dark side of equality.
Some experts suggest women believe that such outward displays of aggression allow them to seize the initiative from traditionally dominant men.
Whether it's in the workplace or around the dining table, shouting, swearing or throwing things are increasingly viewed as valid methods for women to assert themselves.
It can corrode relationships.''Anger also masks my insecurity.
I take everything personally and if I didn't get angry I'd burst into tears.' Interestingly, it was her pregnancy with son Frank, now six months, which led to her temper escalating.
Cosy nights in with her beloved partner are sacrosanct.
So seemingly serene is the 51-year-old that she even soothes others in the course of her career as a reiki therapist.
An otherwise quietly spoken sales manager, Annmarie says she has always been someone to 'stand up for herself if something seems wrong', but suddenly she became easily infuriated.'He warns me that one day I'm going to get angry with the wrong person and they will be provoked and I will be physically hurt.
You read these horror stories about people carrying knives, especially in incidents of road rage.'And when, last year, she decided a driver was too close behind her as she kept to a 30mph speed limit, she braked suddenly and got out of the car.
Indeed, Jo insists it's her right to shout at family and strangers alike.