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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.)

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

often seeks gratification outside one's own self ==> extravert

characterized by risk taking or novelty seeking 

characterized by passion often overwhelming reason

characterized by Impulsivity

summary Wikipedia article: none

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 1323

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 486

Related Words, Beliefs, Background --38 entries                 Songs!                 Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book

playing  card related:  these are heart worldview themes: individual <---> individual            card #18 concise description

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

Emotion  (from online encyclopedia)
Emotions, List of  (from online encyclopedia)
Amygdala Hijack (brain mechanism behind some emotionally charged responses to stimuli; from online encyclopedia)
Chinese Symbols for Impetuous
Emotions  (from 
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)
Testosterone makes men more impulsive (report on research from The Economist August 19 2017)
"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)
Irrational Behavior
Impulsive Behavior Forum (from Learning Disabilities & ADHD website)
Whole Psychiatry: Reactivity
quotes related to impulsive
quotes related to passion, passionate

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