How partner's 'self-controlling behaviour' influences your decision making

  • ANI, Melbourne
  • Updated: May 27, 2014 16:30 IST

A new study has revealed that your partner's self-controlling behaviour can influence your decision making process.

The research found that in a partnership where both people have high self-control levels tend to make better decisions such as saving money, or buying healthier foods as compared to couples who have low self-control levels, reported.

Researchers explained that the person with high self-control cares more about not rocking the boat and maintaining peace in the relationship, so they're willing to go along with the less-wise decisions.

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Study suggested that the safest route to a successful relationship for higher self-control individuals is to find the partner with the same capacity.

However, higher self-control individuals should be cautious of partnering with low self-control individuals because the probability is that their tendency to engage in pro-relationship behaviours may negate their innate advantages in pursuing long-term goals.

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