Christian virtue

Patience (or forbearance) is the ability to go through difficult times without getting mad. Patience may involve focus and without any emotional response relating to disrespect/anger.

In psychology, patience is studied as a decision-making problem, involving the choice of either a small reward in the short-term, versus a more valuable reward in the long-term.[1]


  1. O.,G.,J., Al-Ubaydli,Jones,Weel (2013). "Patience, cognitive skill, and coordination in the repeated stag hunt" (PDF). Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics. 6 (2): 71–96. doi:10.1037/npe0000005.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)