Thanks for your interest in discovering how impulsive you really are?

To complete the quiz simply select the answer that best describes your own behaviour or feelings in the situation described. Answer rapidly and truthfully since your immediate response will be the most accurate. Answer ALL the questions for the most accurate results.

This quiz is based on a standard psychometric test of impulsivity modified for the purposes of this site. If you would like to take a test based on symbols rather than words, which may provide you with a deeper insight into your level of impulsivity or if you are interested in impulse eating then go to Impulsive-Eating.com to take the tests developed by Dr Margaret Yufera-Leitch.

Question 1: I Act without thinking.
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Question 2: I say and do things without thinking.
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Question 3: I make up my mind rapidly.
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Question 4: I am happy-go-lucky.
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Question 5: I have difficulty focusing attention for very long.
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Question 6: Thoughts constantly race through my mind.
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Question 7: I would far rather take a trip on the spur of the moment than plan it in advance.
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Question 8: I struggle to impose self control.
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Question 9: I have difficulty focusing my mind on any task.
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Question 10: I take life as it comes without planning my future.
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Question 11: I get fidgety while watching a lengthy film or a play.
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Question 12: I rush to get to the solution of a problem.
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Question 13: I leave my financial future to take care of itself.
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Question 14: I blurt things out then wish I had kept silent.
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Question 15: I dislike tackling complex problems.
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Question 16: I change jobs.
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Question 17: I act and speak spontaneously.
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Question 18: I am easily bored.
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Question 19: I lack patience.
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Question 20: I act on impulse rather than after slow deliberation.
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Question 21: I get restless if stuck in one place for any length of time.
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Question 22: I buy things and then wonder why I did so.
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Question 23: I have difficulty multi-tasking.
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Question 24: I enjoy taking up new hobbies, but then quickly lose interest in them.
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Question 25: I get into debt.
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Question 26: When trying to concentrate I find my head filled with unwanted thoughts and ideas.
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Question 27: I focus on the here and now, rather than on what may happen in the future.
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Question 28: I look for ways to distract myself from the tasks at hand.
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Question 29: I dislike solving brainteasers and mentally challenging puzzles.
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Question 30: I focus on the here and now.
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Question 31: One final question for men only.This is not a sexist thing but a matter of biology. See photo & explanation Finger Length & Impulsivity. All you have to do is to measure the second and fourth digits of the right hand in centimetres and type those figures into the boxes below.
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