How Much Self-Control Do You Really Have?

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By: Mark Lichtenstein

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Every person has a proverbial fuse that, when lit, gives us a set amount of time until we blow up. Some have a short fuse, while others take ages until they are overcome with rage. How much self-control do you really have?

You hear nails on a chalkboard. What do you do?

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You came into the station just as the train is leaving. What do you say?

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One cookie now, or two cookies later?

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How often do you do laundry?

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How often are you late?

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Do you always take your daily medicine?

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How often do you work out?

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When did you last eat your five fruits and veggies in a day?

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Assuming you haven't permanently fallen out, do you call your mom?

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Do you have good boundaries?

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Do you know how to switch off?

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Can you multi-task?

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Do you find yelling honestly cathartic?

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Have you ever smacked someone, just a little bit?

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How's your blood pressure?

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Have you recently slammed a door?

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You're invited to a party the night before the big exam. The hottest guy in the world is going to be there and he's single right now. Do you go?

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There's a button coming off your shirt. How soon after noticing do you sew it back on firmly?

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Do you know how to sing like no one's listening?

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Have you ever written a really angry letter and then not sent it?

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Are you in as good shape as you would like to be, broadly speaking?

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Do your colleagues think of you as dependable?

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Have you ever gone to work when you were grieving something really bad, and not told a soul there?

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Do people see you as a shoulder they can cry on?

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You see someone being bullied. How do you handle it?

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You committed to run a race for charity but halfway through you realize you're running on fumes. What do you do?

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How many of your socks still match?

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Have you ever gone unprepared into a job interview?

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Do you take pride in being a good friend?

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Whether or not you're your parents' favorite child, based on behavior: should you be?

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