If you've ever hung around a toddler or a teenager for any length of time, you know what emotional immaturity looks like. If the toddler doesn't get her way, she might scream, stomp, and fall on the floor in a fit of rage and frustration. Toddlers have very few filters preventing them from expressing their inner worlds in a most dramatic fashion. Teenagers have more filters but still don't have a fully-formed prefrontal cortex, the brain's rational thinking arena.
Signs Of Emotional Maturity (Boost The Quality Of Your Relationships)
Emotional maturity is the number one most important thing in relationships, the number one skillset we can work on to get great ones, and the number one most important thing to a happy and effective life. Someone can be very ambitious and hard-working, yet still lack any semblance of emotional maturity. Taking responsibility for ourselves. Our mistakes, our emotions, our needs, and our wants. And, perhaps most importantly, our feelings and responses to things. They take accountability for their actions as a way to further learn and grow.
Following these ten steps will take you there. Step One: Rehearse reaching your goals. The saying is correct, practice is perfect. Regardless of our goals in life, we must want it enough to strive for our aims over and over.
Show less Maturity is more than a matter of age. There are mature 6-year-olds and immature year-olds. Maturity is a matter of how you treat yourself and others. It's how you think and behave.