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Self-control and other people

Self-regulation affects more than the self. Healthy relationships and, indeed, social interactions of all sorts depend upon a degree of self-control from the participants. When willpower is depleted, it’s hard to resist tempting but unhelpful behaviour. A study of heterosexual people in committed relationships, for instance, found that when their self-regulation was low they spent more time looking at scantily clad people of the opposite sex in magazine photos. Also, when you feel tired, you are not ready to discuss…

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