There is a fine line between compulsivity and impulsivity. Impulsivity may cover a wide range of behaviours that are poorly thought out, inappropriate and or risky, that often result in unwanted outcomes. It is often, though not always, unplanned. Compulsivity refers to the desire to repeat the same behaviours, often without thought or particular purpose, which usually results in negative consequences- a compulsion to consistently engage in harmful or self-destructive behaviours. It is often associated with compromised mental health. Therefore, impulsive behaviour can become compulsive and can be as addictive and detrimental as any physically-addictive substances. Such behaviours may include gambling, sex, internet, phone, work and exercise addiction.