Look before you leap? No, thanks. – Criteria 4: Impulsive Behavior

Onto the fun stuff. According to the DSM IV the next definable criteria states:

Criteria 4:  impulsivity in at least two areas that are potentially self-damaging (e.g., spending, sex, substance abuse, reckless driving, binge eating). Note: Do not include suicidal or self-mutilating behavior covered in Criterion 5.  

Once again I will do this in multiple parts because I have a lot of these. It’s amusing though, because of my dissociative tendencies and my need to over think everything, I don’t appear to be an impulsive person. Below the placid surface lies a turbulent sea and I tend to take what I want from the world.

My list of impulses include: Spending, shoplifting, binge eating/bulimia, alcohol, smoking, sex, piercings/tattoos, dangerous situations/stripping. So let’s begin with the lesser of my evils and work our way up to the more interesting. 


2 comments on “Look before you leap? No, thanks. – Criteria 4: Impulsive Behavior

  1. Oh yeah, calm cool and collective on top and peddling like a mofo underneath. Never let them see ya sweat. Unless of course we want them too. Damn this is so familiar. Sorry if I post too much, let me know if ya want me to STFU ok…

  2. ::smiles:: Never! I have nothing but encouragement for lots of commenting =) Seriously, it helps me to know that other people relate to what I write so I will never be unhappy to hear from you.

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