There are signs of growing up that include wrinkles, grey hair, loss of hair, and unwanted hair, and there’s a different kind of growing up that’s called emotional maturity. Do you recognize these signs?
Before, things had to be done your way but now you’re willing to give others a chance. Your way isn’t always the best way, and things don’t always have to follow a set plan.
It’s cute to be a hothead, but it’s also a sign that you can’t control your emotional responses. When you can choose your battles, it’s an indication that you don’t let your emotions rule you.
When emotionally mature people get knocked down, they get back up again. Dancers who get up after a fall, dieters who take 5 weeks to follow the 3 week diet meal plan Brian Flatt, actors who audition again and again for different roles, these are examples of resilience.
It’s OK to notice idiotic behaviour, but does that mean the person doing the act needs to be labelled an idiot? People do things in different ways and plenty of times they don’t make sense to the observer. Emotionally mature people realise that.
So are you well on your way to being emotionally mature? Most adults display some of these behaviours some of the time, but the ones who are emotionally mature display them most of the time. Which one are you?