7 Signs That Show You're An Impulsive Person

7 Signs That Show You're An Impulsive Person

You don’t care what people think, and you're courageous as hell.
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If you’re anything like me, then you happen to be an impulsive decision-maker. This attribute generally either works in your favor or completely destroys you. (You just hope for the best. There is no in-between. Good luck.) For the people who are unsure of their decision-making habits, I made a helpful list of seven traits that all point to an impulsive personality.

1. You’re young.

Typically, if you’re young, you’re impulsive. You don’t know any better than to act on your impulse, and this is usually what gets you into trouble. I’m sure you don’t see old people doing ridiculous shenanigans that could bear serious consequences. As a part of the youth, it’s almost a requirement to disregard all of those consequences and carry out your whims as you please.

2. You’re indecisive.

If the first sign didn’t convince you, you’re already in too deep. Now, this sign may seem like a contradiction, but hear me out. If you’re indecisive, making decisions is the hugest chore. Seriously, you furiously despise making long and hard decisions. You can take centuries on deciding what to eat, what to wear, how to cut your hair, where to go, where to shop, what to buy, what to watch, and what to read. Do you understand the never-ending dilemma? Therefore, when your brain actually decides what it wants within the first five minutes of pondering the question, you take that idea and run with it.

3. You don’t care what people think.

Normal, level-headed people tend to ask for advice before making decisions. But not you, my friend. No, you strap on your horse blinders and follow through with that impulse like it’s nobody’s business. To coattail the previous sign, if you start to ask for insight from others, you might psych yourself out and have to start the whole draining process over again. The only opinion that matters is yours, so when you act on your impulse, you don’t care what other people think about it.

4. Your actions elicit the response: “Why?”

People will ask you why you made that crazy and spontaneous decision without giving it any forethought. They just want to get inside your impulsive head and understanding the inner mechanisms of your hasty little brain. And you know what you’ll tell them? You’ll tell them: “I felt like it.” If you’re impulsive, then you’re emotional. It’s a package deal, so you make decisions based on your feelings. This will drive all of those logical people insane.

5. You may rethink and regret your decisions.

This is one of the side effects of being an impulsive person. It’s alright, it’s not like one of those commercials for the medicine with the outrageous side effects like heart failure or death; this one is manageable. When making speedy decisions, the consequence follows when your impulse is fulfilled and your desired result wasn’t met. You wrack your brain, questioning if the other decision was the right one. This side effect can easily be diminished by just not giving a damn, and going on with your life and continuing to execute other impulses. You’ll have forgotten all about it once you’re hung up on your next impulsive decision, which shouldn’t be too far behind.

6. You often use the phrase “F*** it."

This phrase is used to validate your impulsive actions. As you’re conducting the impetuous conclusion to do something stupid, these words most likely exit your mouth, leaving you feeling confident about your careless decision. If you find yourself uttering these words more than the average person, then you’re impulsive.

7. You’re courageous as Hell.

Finally, you’re brave, and that’s the great characteristic that comes along with being impulsive. Believe it or not, it takes a lot of courage to go with your gut feeling, or more poetically, to follow your heart. Most people call you crazy or irrational, but that’s because they’re too scared to do what you do.

Keep making some impulsive and slightly crazy decisions!

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To the girl with who is blessed enough to have her momma this Christmas. 
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     To the girl who is blessed enough to have her momma this Christmas, please remember to soak every last bit of it in. 

      Please remember to hug her so tight, that the way she smells is locked into your nose. Listen to all the stories you've heard a million times, like you've never heard a single one. Help her, even if it seems completely silly to you, help her mix that cake. Laugh, oh please laugh. Laugh at all her corky ways, at the way she mispronounces words, try's to be hip and use new found lingo, or how she cusses when she forgot to get the rolls out of the oven but quickly asks the Lord for forgiveness. Remember her laugh, etch it into your brain. Make her happy, if she wants to go riding around looking at Christmas lights down the same streets you've went for years, do it. Don't fuss, take her advice, agree to just disagree on things. It's not worth it. Most importantly, remind her over and over how much you love her. 

     Because unlike you, I'm not able to see my mom on Christmas. I'm not able to see her on birthdays, Thanksgiving, or any other occasion. My time with her is up. Death is the most permanent heartbreak. 

     How I long to hear her voice, her laugh. To feel her tight embrace. Smell, oh god, what I would give to just be able to smell her. I would absolutely love to go riding around for hours while she ohhs and ahhs at every single house we pass. If I had the opportunity I'd tell her just how much I love her, how I'm so thankful for all the sacrifices she made for me. In fact, I'm not sure I could ever tell her enough. 

      Some days I wake up and it still doesn't feel real. Others, I panic trying to remember exactly how she sounded. Because, I don't want to forget. I don't want to forget a single characteristic about her. Not one. 

     Take time, not just on holidays, or special occasions to be with your mom. Even if it's just you two piled up watching reruns of "The Little House on the Prairie", soak it in. 

    You only get one momma. Nobody could ever take her place. She's your rock. 

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25 Moments Of 'A Christmas Story' You Remember While Watching It 10 Times In A Row On Christmas

"You'll shoot your eye out, kid."

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Let's be real, you can't go through the holiday season without watching "A Christmas Story." It's a classic. I have to watch it at least once around Christmastime. Since it's iconic, it's very easy to remember everything that goes on throughout the film. Here are twenty five of the most memorable moments of the movie.

1. When poor Randy had to bundled up EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. 

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2. And in turn caused a huge problem. 

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3. Oh, and another problem. 

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4. When Ralphie dropped the F-Bomb in front of his father. He didn't say "fudge." 

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5. And he received the classic soap bar punishment. 

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6. When Swartz was persistent on getting what he wanted.

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7. When we realized Ralphie's father had never seen the word "fragile." 

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8. When Ralphie's mother was determined to keep her husband unhappy. 

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9. The one killjoy phrase quoted more than once. 

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10. When Ralphie got ripped off. 

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11. When Randy was picking at his food. 

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12. And his mother insisted on showing her how the piggies ate. 

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13. When the mall Santa got too close and personal. 

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14. Only to be a jerk in the end. 

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15. Let's not forget what Ralphie desperately wanted for Christmas. 

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16. When poor Flick was left to suffer on that pole. 

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17. When the family was forced to eat at a Chinese restaurant after their turkey was ruined. 

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18. And it was devoured by the neighbor's annoying hound dogs. 

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19. When Ralphie and his friends had to deal with this douchebag every time they left their houses. 

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20. It's okay, though. Ralphie eventually decides not to put up with it. 

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21. And let's not forget the pink nightmare Ralphie was given. 

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22. Ralphie's daydreams were interesting, too. 

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23. But some of them were weird. 

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24. When the Red Ryder BB gun ended up being a hazard after all. 

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25. Who am I kidding? The whole movie is memorable. 

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