Able to control cravings and emotions, particularly in the interest of accomplishing goals.
Average user score
High scorers maintain control over their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They can easily inhibit their instinctive impulses, and alter their responses to act in accordance with goals or standards.
Not only can they stop themselves from having a response by resisting temptation, but they can just as easily initiate a response—perhaps motivating themselves to do something they don't particularly want to do.
The Strength of Self-Regulation is similar to the Primary Trait of (Moderation)[/element/neo-moderation]; however, self-regulation has a broader definition.
While Moderation relates to the ability to control impulsive behavior, Self-Regulation relates to the ability to control ones impulses and emotional reactions to disappointment, insecurity, and loss.