Karen has a fear of flying so she has to muster all of her courage and self control in order to appear calm during the flight.
An example of self control is when you want the last cookie but you use your willpower to avoid eating it because you know it isn't good for you.
self- +"Ž control
- the control of oneself; the ability to master one's desires and impulses
- Across these developmental periods, prosocial skills (friendly, cooperative, helpful behaviors) and self-control skills (anger management, negotiation skills, problem-solving skills) are key facets of social competence.
- As you develop the self-discipline to conquer a few bad habits, you may gradually build the self-control to purge your life of all harmful practices.
- Mind/body therapies appear to be helpful in gaining greater self-control, while martial arts workouts help to channel the person's physical energy or muscular tension.
- These delays, in concert with their parents' higher-than-normal expectations for their children's self-care and self-control abilities, may provoke additional abuse.
- In terms of culture, some ethnic groups place a high value on self-control and relating well to others, while other groups emphasize assertiveness and independence.