Impulsivity Counseling Orange CountyIncludes risky actions made on the spur of the moment without planning or thought of consequences. As a result, undesired consequences often occur. Impulsive behavior can also cause a threat to the safety of self or others. Examples of impulsive behavior include difficulties regulating spending, thrill-seeking behaviors, chronic overeating, substance use, difficulties regulating one's own comments during conversation, theft, and poor decision-making.