Understanding impulsivity: Never-ending cycle of impulsive behaviour (Video Explainer).

In Temptation by Yuliya Richard

Many times, people describe a cycle of impulsive behaviour that they repeat again and again. This cycle often starts with some type of stress that leads to the experience of an urge or impulse. The person acts on this impulse, then feels guilty or remorseful afterwards. Sometimes they try to excuse or justify their behaviour or promise themselves or others that they will change their behaviour, but ultimately, they repeat the pattern when stress arises.