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Are You Impulsive or Cautious?

Some people have spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment, daredevil kinds of spirits. They are curious, passionate, bold, and emotional spirits who can follow a whim in a heartbeat. They are not afraid to take risks, or break rules, in fact, they live for moments that challenge them physically and emotionally. They're the types of people who will call and invite you to go to Paris for the weekend, leave memorable memories and are known to be fiery lovers.

Then you've got your cautious and grounded individuals. These people are responsible, careful, and attentive. They do things by the book, stay in the lines, are fearful of change, and love to follow schedules and rules. They'd rather stay in the box than think outside of it. They strive to do the right thing. They're the types of people who will always remember to call you if they're going to be late. These people tend to make wonderful, loyal, and trustworthy friends for life.

Neither one is right or wrong, and actually, most of us tend to have a little bit of each in us, but one side definitely overshadows the other. So how about you? Do you lean towards impulsiveness or caution?

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PinkNC PinkNC 8 years
Depends on the situation.
PinkNC PinkNC 8 years
Depends on the situation.
AucuneRancune AucuneRancune 8 years
I am definitely, and sometimes unfortunately, smack dab in the middle. Sometimes I wish I would be a little more impulsive than I already am - sometimes I just feel like doingsomething extreme, but then I overthink it. I'm very indecisive as a result.
JustMe21 JustMe21 8 years
I'm definatly more cautious.
brown_eyed_grrl brown_eyed_grrl 8 years
Cautious. And a planner. But, I'm also adventurous, just smart about it.
SassyAss SassyAss 8 years
Impulsive and it gets me in trouble occasionally. Like when I posted a story yesterday without reading the other comments thinking I was allowed to start it off again. Ooops! It's like an addiction to fun, I quickly allow opportunities just in case they'll be exciting, and they often are. You can plan a good time that won't happen or you can plan to be open for one when the moment might arise! :)
SassyAss SassyAss 8 years
Impulsive and it gets me in trouble occasionally. Like when I posted a story yesterday without reading the other comments thinking I was allowed to start it off again. Ooops! It's like an addiction to fun, I quickly allow opportunities just in case they'll be exciting, and they often are. You can plan a good time that won't happen or you can plan to be open for one when the moment might arise! :)
yoWassup15 yoWassup15 8 years
i'm usually cautious when i'm with my overly spontaneous friends, and spontaneous when i'm with my overly cautious friends, so i guess i'm in the middle.
blingbling blingbling 8 years
very impulsive. It's a good thing my hubby is over cautious. But we're a good mix.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
pretty cautious.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
pretty cautious.
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 8 years
I'm impulsive when it comes to shopping but cautious about mostly everything else haha
designergirl designergirl 8 years
I'm very cautious. I like to plan out everything, but I try to keep it under control and manageable. I'm a pretty impulsive shopper when it comes to shoes and clothes, however.
junebrug junebrug 8 years
I over think EVERYTHING, if you looked up "critical thinker" in the dictionary, there would be picture of me. But thankfully I'm learning. I could think about doing something for 5 years and still be no closer to an answer. I think action is better, but it's hard for me, though impulsive, split-second decisions are among the best decisions I've made.
legallyblonde legallyblonde 8 years
Mostly impulsive. I have a taste for danger, which is not always a good thing lol. I love the adrenaline rush.
demeter demeter 8 years
I am definitely more cautious! I'm impulsive on very few things, I don't like to take risks.
runnergeek runnergeek 8 years
impulsive. and its gotten me into alot of trouble.
jhuck jhuck 8 years
I'm cautious, but I don't fear change. I am also very loyal to friends!
Seraaalicious Seraaalicious 8 years
I am definitely a bit of both. I am responsible and grounded but I am not afraid of change and like to take chances.
vmruby vmruby 8 years
I would have to say i'm more impulsive but on the cautious side......
lambs lambs 8 years
weird mix of both. i will be the biggest wimp sometimes, and a ballsy broad others. it's not "situational" either, it more or less depends on the day.
indielove indielove 8 years
i'm cautious but i'm a fun-lovin' gal, nevertheless. ;)
Rubita Rubita 8 years
My natural drift is towards the impulse, so I'm constantly trying to develop my organized and orderly side. It's a work in progress! ;)
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
I think things through before doing them for the most part, but I certainly include my emotions in that process.But once I'm done thinking things through the sky is the limit. I'm extremely curious, I don't fear change, think inside the box, or any of those other qualities. Just because you are a thoughtful person doesn't mean you are a square!
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
I think things through before doing them for the most part, but I certainly include my emotions in that process. But once I'm done thinking things through the sky is the limit. I'm extremely curious, I don't fear change, think inside the box, or any of those other qualities. Just because you are a thoughtful person doesn't mean you are a square!
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