Someone quitting their job when they are upset is an example of an action that is impulsive.
- impelling; driving forward
- acting or likely to act on impulse: an impulsive person
- produced by or resulting from a sudden impulse: an impulsive remark
- Mech. acting briefly and as a result of impulse
Origin of impulsive; from Middle French or ML: Middle French impulsif ; from Medieval Latin impulsivus ; from Classical Latin impulsus, impulse
- Inclined to act on impulse rather than thought.
- Motivated by or resulting from impulse: such impulsive acts as hugging strangers; impulsive generosity.
- Having force or power to impel or incite; forceful.
- Physics Acting within brief time intervals. Used especially of a force.
- im·pul′sive·ness, im′pul·siv′i·ty
(comparative more impulsive, superlative most impulsive)
From Middle French impulsif, from Latin impulsivus