The Marshmallow Test. Simple aid to help parents determine if their kids have emotional intelligence. Here is a fun video about kids placed in a room and given a treat. But they need to wait for the woman to come back, if they don’t eat the Marshmallow they will be given another treat. Self control and patience as I always believed can really be rewarding. It’s amazing how people react differently given the same situation. It is said in a test that kids who grow up with self control and wait had a good chance of growing up with self discipline.
Deferred gratification or delayed gratification is the ability to wait in order to obtain something that one wants. This ability is usually considered to be a personality trait which is important for life success. Daniel Goleman has suggested that it is an important component of emotional intelligence. People who lack this trait are said to need instant gratification and may suffer from poor impulse control.
If you were placed in the room right now, how will you react?