Impulse Control

Impulse Control

/im·pulse/ /con·trol/

Impulse control is defined as the power to influence or direct one self’s behavior or the course of events when a sudden strong and unreflective urge or desire to act arises.

Impulse control deals hand in hand with self-discipline and is a respectable quality to possess. It is the ability to resist a temptation, urge or impulse that may harm one-self or others.

Impulse control is psychological and may be the single most important indicator of a person’s future in terms of a number of friends, school performance, and future employment.

Studies have shown that those with better impulse control and self-discipline have found more success in life. In specific areas such as academics, wealth, and also marriage compared to those that have poor impulse control. Those who can wait for larger rewards even when faced with immediate smaller rewards show the ability of impulse control.