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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Nostalgic feelings have recently caused me to reflect back on my freshman year of college. No other year of my life has been filled with more ups and downs, and highs and lows, than freshman year. Throughout all of the madness, one factor remained constant: my roommate. It is time to thank her for everything. These are only a few of the many reasons to do so, and this goes for roommates everywhere.

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You were even each other's first real college friend.

You were even each other's first real college friend.

Months before move-in day, you were already planning out what freshman year would be like. Whether you previously knew each other, met on Facebook, or arranged to meet in person before making any decisions, you made your first real college friend during that process.

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The transition from high school to college is not easy, but somehow you made it out on the other side.

It is no secret that transitioning from high school to college is difficult. No matter how excited you were to get away from home, reality hit at some point. Although some people are better at adjusting than others, at the times when you were not, your roommate was there to listen. You helped each other out, and made it through together.

Late night talks were never more real.

Remember the first week when we stayed up talking until 2:00 a.m. every night? Late night talks will never be more real than they were freshman year. There was so much to plan for, figure out, and hope for. Your roommate talked, listened, laughed, and cried right there with you until one of you stopped responding because sleep took over.

You saw each other at your absolute lowest.

It was difficult being away from home. It hurt watching relationships end and losing touch with your hometown friends. It was stressful trying to get in the swing of college level classes. Despite all of the above, your roommate saw, listened, and strengthened you.

...but you also saw each other during your highest highs.

After seeing each other during the lows, seeing each other during the highs was such a great feeling. Getting involved on campus, making new friends, and succeeding in classes are only a few of the many ways you have watched each other grow.

There was so much time to bond before the stresses of college would later take over.

Freshman year was not "easy," but looking back on it, it was more manageable than you thought at the time. College only gets busier the more the years go on, which means less free time. Freshman year you went to lunch, dinner, the gym, class, events, and everything else possible together. You had the chance to be each other's go-to before it got tough.

No matter what, you always bounced back to being inseparable.

Phases of not talking or seeing each other because of business and stress would come and go. Even though you physically grew apart, you did not grow apart as friends. When one of you was in a funk, as soon as it was over, you bounced right back. You and your freshman roommate were inseparable.

The "remember that one time, freshman year..." stories never end.

Looking back on freshman year together is one of my favorite times. There are so many stories you have made, which at the time seemed so small, that bring the biggest laughs today. You will always have those stories to share together.

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The unspoken rule that no matter how far apart you grow, you are always there for each other.

It is sad to look back and realize everything that has changed since your freshman year days. You started college with a clean slate, and all you really had was each other. Even though you went separate ways, there is an unspoken rule that you are still always there for each other.

Your old dorm room is now filled with two freshmen trying to make it through their first year. They will never know all the memories that you made in that room, and how it used to be your home. You can only hope that they will have the relationship you had together to reflect on in the years to come.


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