Emotional Control is the ability to manage emotions in order to achieve goals, complete tasks, or control and direct behavior.
Emotional Control can be seen in infants who have learned how to soothe themselves. It can been seen when a teen keeps their “cool” if they’re being provoked to do something that might be harmful.
When a person has difficulties with emotional control, it may present in some of the following ways:
difficulty with competition: athletic or academic
difficulty handling change in plans
hard time taking the word No for an answer
not handling criticism well
feeling anxious before a test