Sunday, December 19, 2010

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 sprees
Drinking and Drugging
Piercings and tattoos
Dangerous situations / stripping
Sex and More Sex
Eating Disorders/bulimia

So let’s begin with the lesser of my evils and work our way up to the more interesting.


  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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