Patience and tolerance

Patience and tolerance

The ability to pause and think before responding and acting, despite provocation.

Patience and tolerance brain

If this is a strength for you, you may…


take your time and make considered decisions


count to 10 before acting


not react to provocation or ‘baiting’

Voice of reason

be the voice of reason in an argument


know how to ‘hold your fire’

If this is a challenge for you, you may…

fly off the handle

fly off the handle


react impulsively to provocation

not taking time

not take time to think things through

foot in mouth

put your ‘foot in your mouth’