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3. Impulsivity and Angry Outbursts
Impulsivity can present in different ways. One person may constantly interrupt others, while another person will display inappropriate behavior in social settings. You may act or talk without thinking of the consequences – for example, going shopping and spending more than you can afford. Impulsivity can also be expressed as anger because you’re unable to control your emotions. Anger if often triggered by minor things and it quickly fades away.
Tips for dealing with impulsivity and angry outbursts:
- Take a few deep breaths before talking or arguing.
- Learn mindfulness, a technique that helps you focus on your thoughts, feelings, emotions and urges during an episode of impulsivity.