- Emotional Self-Control, an important part of emotional maturity, controlling your feelings and/or expressing them in the appropriate settings is a key skill.
- Achievement, i.e. being goal-oriented and being able to work toward your goals.
- Initiative, being self-motivated and having the ability to keep working despite setbacks.
- Transparency, being honest and open, interacting with integrity and being trustworthy.
- Adaptability, showing resilience and the ability to change course when necessary.
- Optimism, having a positive outlook, hoping for the best and preparing for success.
Self-management, which is also referred to as “self-control” or “self-regulation,” is the ability to regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations. This includes managing stress, delaying gratification, motivating oneself, and setting and working toward personal and academic goals.