The Criteria of Emotional Maturity
- The ability to deal Constructively with reality
- The capacity to adapt
- To change
- A relative freedom from symptoms that are produced by tensions and anxieties
- The capacity to find more satisfaction in giving than receiving
- The capacity to relate to other people in a consistent manner with mutual satisfaction and helpfulness
- The capacity to sublimate, to direct one’s instinctive hostile energy into creative and constructive outlets
- The capacity to love
William C Menninger MD.
Characteristics / Traits of Emotionally Mature People
- Knowing as to what one wants and how to make it happen.
- Thinking sooner than acting and having control over one’s behaviour.
- Having the sense of self-reliance and the capability to take accountability for one’s life and actions.
- Having patience
- Bonding with others in a supportive and constructive manner.
- Actually caring about others and representing their concern.
- Acting honestly and living by one’s principles.
- Keeping self-control and balance in all things.
- Having the capacity to tackle difficult and demanding situations.