Thomas Ramey Watson

To Boost Self-Control, Surround Yourself With People Who Already Have Good Self-Control: Study

You are the company you keep — and that applies to behaviors like self control, too, according to a new study.

Researchers found that people who struggle with temptation could improve their self-control by surrounding themselves with strong-willed people.

“What we have shown is that low self-control individuals seem to implicitly surround themselves with individuals who can help them overcome temptation — you get by with a little help from your friends,” study researcher Catherine Shea, a psychological scientist at Duke University, said in a statement.


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