Self Control an aspect of inhibitory control or restraint of oneself or one’s actions, feelings, etc. It is the ability to subdue our impulses in order to achieve longer-term goals. It is the ability to control one’s emotions and behavior in the face of temptations and impulses. It dilemmas occur when long-term goals and values clash with short-term temptations. Traditionally, researchers believed that, the bottom-up approach guided self-control behavior.