Think about a married couple having a fight, Schnitker says. And a study published in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America" found that impatient behavior was actually linked to people having shorter telomeresa part of our DNA that influences how our cells age, suggesting that being more impatient might therefore speed up the aging process in our bodies as opposed to how our cells would otherwise age if we act more patiently.
But impatience might also show up as the partners ignoring one another or disengaging from the relationship, she says. More recent research has linked impatience with the inability to handle stressors and practice self-control. Research dating back to the 80s has connected impatience with irritability and peeson risk of heart problems.
The impatient response can either be getting angry, yelling, or maybe taking an action patieht without thinking it out. Either you respond with patience right in the middle of the spectrum ; with a deficiency of patience the type of impatience where you have no ability to be calm, which persin you to an overreaction ; or with an abundance of patience the type of impatience where you stay so calm you become disengaged from the situation or stop caring.
The patient response is staying calm, listening to one another, and talking out the problem and a solution that works for both sides.