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Can you just not wait?

Well then, perhaps you have low 'delay tolerance'

by Ali Roff

raiding the fridge

Ever find yourself snacking from the fridge when you get in from work, despite knowing that dinner is just around the corner?

A new study from Kansas State University suggests that those of us who act on impulse like this might not have such a good concept of time compared to those of us who have better self-control.

Researchers explain that impulsive people have a lack of ‘delay tolerance’, meaning they have difficulty determining and dealing with how long a delay is and its effect on them.

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