Emotional maturity: Have you reached it?

Psychology Yara Lotfy
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Emotional maturity is when we think of a person who is self-aware. In other words, when we say emotional maturity, we refer to someone who handles their reactions and emotions no matter what the circumstances are. Being at a high level attracts positivity in every area of your life. You become less stressed and more stable when facing any challenges in your daily life. In order to know when you’re emotionally mature. You must be aware of these signs:

Emotional maturity equals responsibility

Emotional maturity makes you more conscious of your emotions and the way you react to them. Most importantly, you know why you’re feeling this way. Knowing the reason behind your emotions is a crucial part of emotional maturity. You’re not only looking at your reaction to certain feelings, but also the deep-rooted reason that triggered that type of emotion. For instance, you would accept how you’re exaggerating in certain situations due to a childhood trauma. In a nutshell, you become suspicious of your own feelings, and as a result, you take time to process and reflect on them.

Managing your ego

As an emotionally mature person, you learn that you can sometimes act in an inappropriate manner. With huge courage associated with emotional maturity, you tend to take responsibility for your actions, including your mistakes. You find yourself trying to make things right and admit to your mistakes without thinking about your vulnerability. You put aside others’ approvals, and you act in a humble and well-behaved way. And in cases where you fail to admit your mistakes, you are not afraid to seek help. Lastly, you don’t see yourself as superior to others, rather, you focus only on learning and improving.

Learning to forgive

We all make mistakes and act in a foolish way sometimes, but when we forgive ourselves for such things that’s when you know you’ve reached emotional maturity. Flogging yourself for past misdeeds will lead to nothing but self-absorption. You’re more likely to become your own best friend before being someone else’s. In addition, you learn to forgive not only yourself but also people around you, including your parents. Emotional maturity is to realize that their anger is a

form of love and care. In other words, you become aware that they are fighting their own demons, and that it has nothing to do with you.

Believing in imperfection

This doesn’t only apply to people, rather, it applies to almost every area of your life. There isn’t perfect work, perfect lives, or even perfect skin. Instead, you shift your focus on what you already have and are grateful for. Perfect persons do not exist, at least in our world. So if someone did you wrong, as an emotionally mature person, you are most likely to refrain from storing hatred and holding grudges. When you stop expecting people to know what’s wrong with you, that’s when you know you reached the highest level of emotional maturity. You just go and tell them right away and be more expressive of what you feel. Whether they get your explanation or not, in both cases you end up forgiving them.

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