25th November 2019

impulsivity
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What is the definition of impulsive behavior?

Impulsivity has been variously defined as behavior without adequate thought, the tendency to act with less forethought than do most individuals of equal ability and knowledge, or a predisposition toward rapid, unplanned reactions to internal or external stimuli without regard to the negative consequences of these

Similarly, you may ask, what does it mean to act on impulse?

If someone is impulsive, it means that they act on instinct, without thinking decisions through. Impulses are short, quick feelings, and if someone is in the habit of acting on them, they're impulsive.

What does it mean by impulse?

An impulse is a sudden force or desire — this could be an electrical impulse, or an impulse to get some pizza. If you act on a sudden feeling or thought, you're following an impulse. That's like a whim: an impulse isn't something you've given a lot of thought.

What is a natural impulse?

2. A sudden wish or urge that prompts an unpremeditated act or feeling; an abrupt inclination: had an impulse to run away; an impulse of regret that made me hesitate; bought a hat on impulse. 3. A motivating force or tendency: "Respect for the liberty of others is not a natural impulse in most men" (Bertrand Russell).