self-control


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self-con·trol

(self'kŏn-trōl'),
1. Self-regulation of one's behavior in accordance with personal beliefs, goals, attitudes and societal expectations.
2. A person's use of active coping strategies to deal with problem situations, in contrast to passive conditioning strategies that do things to the person and require no action by that person.

self-control

(sĕlf′kən-trōl′)
n.
Control of one's emotions, desires, or actions by one's own will.

self′-con·trolled′ adj.

self-con·trol

(self'kŏn-trōl')
1. Self-regulation of one's behavior in accordance with personal beliefs, goals, attitudes, and societal expectations.
2. Use by a person of active coping strategies to deal with problem situations, in contrast to passive conditioning strategies that do things to the person and require no response.

self-con·trol

(self'kŏn-trōl')
1. Self-regulation of one's behavior in accordance with personal beliefs, goals, attitudes, and societal expectations.
2. A person's use of active coping strategies to deal with problem situations.
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Are not the chief elements of temperance, speaking generally, obedience to commanders and self-control in sensual pleasures?
And the man, recognizing the self-control that vibrated through the harshness of the tone, smiled sadly.
With this deep consciousness of what they owed towards the being to which they had given life, added to the active spirit of tenderness that animated both, it may be imagined that while during every hour of my infant life I received a lesson of patience, of charity, and of self-control, I was so guided by a silken cord that all seemed but one train of enjoyment to me.
I was obliged to look away from him--or I should have lost my self-control.
The suspense of the moment proved too much for Miss Verinder's self-control.
But to minds strongly marked by the positive and negative qualities that create severity,--strength of will, conscious rectitude of purpose, narrowness of imagination and intellect, great power of self-control, and a disposition to exert control over others,--prejudices come as the natural food of tendencies which can get no sustenance out of that complex, fragmentary, doubt-provoking knowledge which we call truth.
It is always hard to gain self-control in all situations, which further makes it harder for us to exercise it oftentimes.
In a study, researchers placed human volunteers in a similar food choice scenario to explore how stress can alter the brain to impair self-control when we're confronted with a choice.
The researchers found that poor sleep habits can have a negative effect on self-control, which presents risks to individuals personal and professional lives, Medical Daily reported.
Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control (Proverbs 25:28, New International Version).
Self-control is undoubtedly the key to success in this world and the Hereafter.
Self-control has been defined as the choice of a larger, more delayed reinforcer over a smaller, less delayed reinforcer.