After taking a blow to the head, it is not uncommon for brain injuries to follow. These injuries may manifest in wildly different ways depending on a number of factors.
There are some manifestations that fewer people know about, though. This includes the possibility of a TBI impacting someone’s temperament.
What are the most common personality effects of TBIs?
The Brain Injury Association of America discusses the basics of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). This includes the most common symptoms and signs that arise after the initial injury starts to make itself known.
Personality changes in general are not extremely uncommon. In many cases, they are hard to notice at first because they are relatively minor. In some, however, the changes are immediate and impossible to ignore.
This includes things like an increase in agitation and anger, less tolerance or patience and a bigger tendency to lash out at others.
Can this affect a person’s life?
Temperament changes have a major impact on some victims’ lives simply because it alienates them from their loved ones. These changes are potentially one of the most harmful and painful parts of the injury and healing process both for the victim and for those they care for. Some even say that it feels like their loved one died, or that they no longer recognize their loved one.
Of course, certain temperament changes may make it harder to hold a job down, too. So in general, this is a repercussion that can have long-lasting and far-reaching consequences.