The Criteria of Emotional Maturity

  1. The ability to deal Constructively with reality
  2. The capacity to adapt
  3. To change
  4. A relative freedom from symptoms that are produced by tensions and anxieties
  5. The capacity to find more satisfaction in giving than receiving
  6. The capacity to relate to other people in a consistent manner with mutual satisfaction and helpfulness
  7. The capacity to sublimate, to direct one’s instinctive hostile energy into creative and constructive outlets
  8. The capacity to love

William C Menninger MD.

Characteristics / Traits of Emotionally Mature People

  1. Knowing as to what one wants and how to make it happen.
  2. Thinking sooner than acting and having control over one’s behaviour.
  3. Having the sense of self-reliance and the capability to take accountability for one’s life and actions.
  4. Having patience
  5. Bonding with others in a supportive and constructive manner.
  6. Actually caring about others and representing their concern.
  7. Acting honestly and living by one’s principles.
  8. Keeping self-control and balance in all things.
  9. Having the capacity to tackle difficult and demanding situations.

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