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I know that some people carefully, rationally weigh alternatives when they come to a fork in the road. Iím typically not like that. Often my needs seem urgent and my actions are guided by powerful feelings--fear, anger, jealousy, love, lust, frustration, intuition, sympathy, courage, possessiveness, insecurity, sociability, hostility, sorrow, etc. (Note: Rather than acting in goal-oriented, measured fashion, this personís actions are often based on primitive urges or childish reactions.) I am often stoically indifferent to pleasure or pain, and often unmoved by joy or grief.  I typically make decisions after careful deliberation, free from passion, unaffected by emotions, and when necessary am able to resist instant gratification and wait.  (Note: The differences between dispassionate and passionately impulsive people can be traced to differences in brain biochemistry.)

WV Theme #18A: Passionately Impulsive 

WV Theme #18B: Dispassionate

--Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries

--Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries

often seeks gratification outside one's own self ==> extravert values thinking/reflecting before acting ==> introspection
characterized by risk taking or novelty seeking  characterized by emotional detachment
characterized by passion often overwhelming reason values deferred gratification
characterized by Impulsivity values stoicism (indifferent to pain, pleasure==>inner calm) 

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Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 1323 Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 3111
Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 486 Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 1

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More to Explore -- Worldview Themes #18A : Passionately Impulsive 

Emotion  (from online encyclopedia)
Emotions, List of  (from online encyclopedia)
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Chinese Symbols for Impetuous
Emotions  (from eqi.org) 
Emotional Ignorance -- What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
6 Seconds: The Emotional Intelligence Network
Impulsive Behavior as a Relic of a Hunter - Gatherer Past (research from U. of Minnesota)
"Guns and Anger--Trigger Happy"  (article about guns and impulsive behavior in The Economist April 11 2015)
Dirty Minds: How Our Brains Influence Love, Sex, and Relationships by Kayt Sukel  (more about this 2012 book--Google Books)
"An Emotional Hair Trigger, Often Misread" by Jane Brody (June 15 2009 article in The New York Times)
"Revisiting Impulsivity in Suicide" by April R. Smith etal. (2008 paper in Behavioral Science Law journal) 
"Why Teens Are Such Impulsive Risk Takers" (November, 2007 news report on brain research findings)
"Guilt Won't Stop Impulsive Shoppers, Researchers Say" (2007 CBC article)
"Study: Emotion Rules the Brain's Decisions", by Dan Vergano (2006 USA Today news report)
Why We Feel: The Science of Human Emotions, by Victor S. Johnson (read this1999 book--Google Books)
The Two of Me: The Rational Outer Me and Emotional Inner Me, by J. Birtchnell (2003 book, Google Books)
"Personality Influences the Brain's Responses to Emotional Situations More Than Thought" (2001 news report)
"Why We Love" by Jeffrey Kluger (Jan. 26 2008 Time article on the science behind love)
The Neurobiology of Trust, by Paul J. Zak (June, 2008 Scientific American article)
Passionate Love Scale (15 question quiz to gauge the intensity of your passion from E. Hatfield & S. Sprecher)
Dealing With Hyperactive / Impulsive Behavior  (from Family Education website)
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Impulsive Behavior Forum (from Learning Disabilities & ADHD website)
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Dispassionate (from online dictionary)  
Emotional Intelligence (from online encyclopedia)
Executive functions (hypothesized brain mechanisms behind more deliberate responses; from online encyclopedia)
Mindfulness (from online encyclopedia)
Rationality (from online encyclopedia)
Prudence (from online encyclopedia)
Neuroeconomics (from online encyclopedia)
Stoicism--A Lurking Presence (connects stoicism with the development of psychotherapy, counseling, personal development)
The Stoics on why we should strive to be free of the passions
Stoic Warriors, by Nancy Sherman (review of 2005 book about the history of stoicism in the military)
Stoic Serenity: A Practical Course on Finding Inner Peace, by Keith Seddon (read excerpts at Google Books)
Don't Worry, Be Stoic--Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times, by Peter J. Vernezze (read excerpts at Google Books)
The Stoic Foundation
Popular Stoicism Books (extensive annotated list from GoodReads website)
A Man in Full, by Tom Wolfe (stoicism has major role in this 1998 novel; from online encyclopedia)
Decision Making  (from online encyclopedia)
Emotions in Decision-Making  (from online encyclopedia)
"How to Be a Stoic" by Massimo Pigliucci (opinion piece NY Times Feb 2 2015) 
"Teens Keep Cool to Win Reward" by Laura Sanders (research report from October 13 2012 Science News)
Predictably Irrational, by Dan Ariely (2008 book about how emotions, social norms, etc affect decisionmaking)
The Mind of the Market, by Michael Shermer (more on this 2007 book about emotions in decision-making
Emotional Reason: Deliberation, Motivation, and the Nature of Value, by Bennett W. Helm (on Google Books)
The Battle Between Your Emotional and Rational Mind, by Dr. John Schinnerer (nine page article)
Our Brains and Decision-making: Emotional or Rational, by Patti Krakoff
How the Brain Controls Emotions (2006 neuroscience news report)
Understanding the Brain and Emotions (website produced by psychology grad student Dawn Neumann)
Emotions, Decisions, and the Limits of Rationality, by Peter A. Ubel (article from Medical Decision Making J.)
The Serenity Prayer
The Power of Mindfulness (a Buddhist perspective)
A Simple Guide to Life (a Buddhist perspective -- see chapter 7: "Controlling the Emotions")
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