Self Control

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” Tao Te Ching

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”

Tao Te Ching

Synonyms for self control:

Balance, Constraint, Control, Dignity, Discipline, Discretion, Mastery, Poise, Self government, Sobriety, Stability, Stoicism.

“Self-regulatory failure is a core feature of many social and mental health problems. Self-regulation can by undermined by failures to transcend overwhelming temptations, negative moods, resource depletion, and when minor lapses in self-control snowball into self-regulatory collapse. Cognitive neuroscience research suggests that successful self-regulation is dependent on top-down control from the prefrontal cortex over subcortical regions involved in reward and emotion. Recent neuroimaging research on self-regulatory failure support a balance model of self-regulation whereby self-regulatory failure occurs whenever the balance is tipped in favor of subcortical areas, either due to particularly strong impulses, or when prefrontal function itself is impaired. Such a model is consistent with recent findings in the cognitive neuroscience of addictive behavior, emotion regulation, and decision making.”

More from this interesting article by Heatherton and Wagner:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3062191/

Self control

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