Does physical age really counts when it comes to emotional maturity?
If it does, then why don’t we have more matured people who are ready to identify, take responsibilities and most importantly cultivate the habit of self control. I don’t think it does, because we don’t have more of this people instead less. Physical age doesn’t really counts to emotional maturity.
Physical age is a gradual increase in the number of years you have spent and an increase in physical development, which may not lead to emotional maturity.
What is Maturity?
Maturity is the gradual development in three categories;
Physical maturity: changes in body size due to age increase.
Mental maturity: increase in mental state due to involvement in social activities or learning.
Emotional maturity: ability to deal with situations without considering your emotions before or when acting.
Do you often get intrigued with how your friends or people you know, handle some situations away from how you predicted they would act about it?
Maybe, you expected them to react or respond immediately to your actions- whether bad or good towards them, instead they kept quite about it and decided to reflect on it. This is an example of emotional maturity.
Emotional immaturity is often observed in an individual when they respond inappropriately to situations because of lack of discipline and inability to reflect on issues arising before making decisions. So what really is emotional maturity?
According to psychology, emotional maturity is responding appropriately and coping with circumstances present.
We might develop emotions within ourselves as a reaction to circumstances occuring at that time but are we mature enough to handle them? Emotions like anger, frustration, love, kindness, rage, fear, etc.
How to be emotionally mature
Developing a sense of maturity can be natural or learnt gradually. It’s a process that takes determination and discipline to cultivate as a daily habit in an individual.
Consider these characteristics of an emotionally mature being and cultivate it as a daily habit.
Emotional maturity allows you to deal with any situation with a great sense of responsibility.
Emotional maturity proves an individual to be disciplined in all manners, whether at work or at home.
Emotional maturity qualifies a person who is self-controlled when it’s comes to dealing with emotions.
Emotional maturity refers to someone who listens, appreciates and not disapprove everyone’s point of view when it comes to sharing of opinions.
Emotional maturity defines a person who identifies his mistakes, insecurities and accept them because perfection isn’t possible but self development is.
Emotional maturity is acting rationally- a manner at which things should be done and not based on emotions.
Emotional maturity allows you to reflect on present situations in order to make appropriate decisions before acting out.
Emotional maturity is being sensitive to other people’s emotions through their expressions even without having to speak.
These are traits of an emotionally mature individual which can be emulated to become one.
Becoming emotionally mature is a choice and a decision which might take a long process to exhibit but with determination and commitment, you can be who you want to be.
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