Some people are better able to control
their responses to needs than others.
While engaged in a very interesting task,
one person might find it necessary to look
for food as soon as they felt hungry. Another
person might delay eating for hours if they
were busy. In other words, some people
require immediate satisfaction, even if
they must give up a great, long-term
satisfaction for short-term pleasure.
Other people resist quick pleasures for
the greater, long-term satisfaction. Our
early experiences determine to a great
extent whether we view the environment
as trust-worthy or not. If we have felt
secure as children, and feel our efforts
have been rewarded, we will be able to
delay satisfaction, knowing
that it will eventually come.
Which one are you?