Impulse control refers to the degree and speed in which someone acts on or delays their impulses.

The higher the score, the higher is the person’s impulse control and ability to resist immediate desires to achieve longer-term goals and remain self-control. The person has a higher tendency to engage in a longer and more deliberate thought process before deciding, allowing more thorough consideration of the consequences of an action.

The lower the score, the lower is the impulse control and the higher is the tendency to act on an immediate impulse. The thought process before action tends to be shorter, which opens for higher risk taking, higher spontaneity, and quicker decision making.