Impulse Control – High and Low Attributes

Emotional Intelligence (Bar-On Model)

Impulse Control: Resist or delay impulse to act

Low level of Impulse Control

  • Impulsive, impatient
  • Overactive
  • Passionate
  • Uses an act now, think later approach to making decisions; spontaneous
  • May respond in unpredictable ways to own emotions

High level of Impulse Control

  • Composed; calculative
  • Deliberate; surveys a situation before acting
  • Patient and calm; predictable behavior
  • Controls aggression; high tolerance for frustration
  • Avoids rash decision making
  • Resists the emotional pressure to act; patient
Impulse Control is a sub-scale of the Decision Making domain.

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