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Controlling behaviour and self-control

self-control

noun

the ability to control your behaviour and not show strong emotions such as anger or sadness

discipline

noun

the ability to control your own behaviour

self-discipline

noun

the ability to control your behaviour so that you do what you should do

willpower

noun

the ability to control your thoughts and behaviour in order to achieve something

temperance

noun

the ability to control yourself, especially in eating and drinking

self-restraint

noun

the ability to control your feelings and stop yourself from doing things that are not right or sensible

constraint

noun

behaviour that is very controlled and not natural, usually because you are embarrassed

self-censorship

noun

a decision not to say or write something because it might cause problems or offend someone

stiff upper lip

noun

a quality of remaining calm and not letting other people see what you are really feeling in a difficult or unpleasant situation

dignity

noun

the impressive behaviour of someone who controls their emotions in a difficult situation

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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