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What is the link between impulsive character traits and suicidal tendency?

According to research, suicide ideation (ideas and concepts about suicide) may have links to people with impulsive personality characteristics. Higher impulsivity seems to have been found in people who have made previous suicide attempts. However, it is difficult to tell whether people act impulsively or whether they have been planning suicide without appearing to give any advance notice to friends and family. Just because your relative may have acted impulsively in other areas of their lives does not necessarily mean that they will act impulsively with regard to attempting suicide. It seems that there is no definitive evidence for suicide being commonly a result of aggressiveness, risk taking or impulsivity.

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