In psychology, maturity is the ability to respond to the environment
in an appropriate manner. This response is generally learned rather
than instinctive. Maturity also encompasses being aware of the correct
time and place to behave and knowing when to act, according to the
circumstances and the culture of the society one lives in.

Adult development and maturity theories include the purpose in life
concept, in which maturity emphasizes a clear comprehension of life's
purpose, directedness, and intentionality, which contributes to the
feeling that life is meaningful.

Maturity (psychological)




How can the maturity of a person be defined? Who is mature? For example,
being brave means "doing the right thing regardless of consequences." In
a similar manner, how can we define maturity?

It's learning to live the paradox.

The paradox that this life is; think about it, what exactly in this life is
sure and simply decoded? Like take your description in the question, doing
the right thing irrespective of consequences doesn't exactly make you brave.
sometimes being brave means doing the wrong thing, or doing nothing because
of the consequences that may present themselves.

There are no set of formulae that you can apply to the situations you face,
there are always two choices, contradicting and conflicting, both seemingly
right in different circumstances, it's the knowledge to make the right choice
at the right time.

Maturity is realizing that things are not just black and white, they are grey
and sometimes you need the darker shade and the other times the lighter one.

Maturity is being selfish enough to take care of yourself so that you become
able enough to take care of someone else.

Maturity is knowing when to be childish and when to be a grown up and understanding
that a part of healthy mental ageing is not letting the child within you die.

Maturity is wanting it all but knowing even all won't be enough.

Maturity is being practical but having faith in miracles too (they happen all the time)

Maturity is learning technicalities of something but sticking to your gut instincts and
passion for it too.

Maturity is knowing when to hold and when to let go.

Maturity is knowing when to keep a secret and when to let a word have it's day

Maturity is knowing when to be gentle and when to be tough tough

Maturity is knowing until when to stand tall and just when to let your guard down.

Maturity is trusting the good in world but not being naive.

Maturity is loving someone to death and beyond but setting them free too.

Maturity is asking for help but realize that ultimately it's all on you and just you.

Maturity is looking for answers but also knowing that you form your own answers along
as you go.

Maturity is giving advice knowing that every person has to find his own way and figure
it out for himself.

I could give you an endless list of paradoxes but the point is it's knowing "how much
of what and when".

Maturity has nothing to do with age and experience, it's not a treasure comprising of
gold coins that you pick along this road of life that you travel.

Maturity is a perspective, a way of looking at the journey.

What you pick along the way, you will spend, part ways with somewhere down the life
but 'perspective' that you earn determines the course of your journey, determines the
direction and purpose of it, that perspective is maturity, the number of years you live
are just gold coins, they matter but not as much as perspective does, not as much as
your maturity does.

What is maturity?




Do you think you are mature in relationships? Relationships can come
with their own unique struggles, but there are some things that are
universally immature and worth avoiding for a happier relationship.

Check out 15 things mature women donít do in relationships.

1. They Donít Sacrifice Other Relationships

Many people drift apart from their friends during a relationship.
While this is understandable during the initial Ďhoneymooní period,
it is important to remember that that your friends and family have
been in your life for far longer than your partner. Mature women
make sure they have a happy balance between all of their loved ones.

2. They Donít Forget To Thank Their Partner

After you have been in a relationship for a while, it can be easy to
forget to appreciate all of the little things that they do for you.
Mature women realize that sharing your life with someone is a gift Ė
so donít forget to say please and thank you!

3. They Donít Give Up Financial Independence

No matter how well off your partner is, completely giving up your
financial independence can actually mean giving up your independence.
Mature women donít have to ask their partner for everything Ė it makes
them feel proud and happy to be able to buy things with their own money.

4. They Donít Focus On
Their Partnerís Bad Traits

Mature women try to focus on their partnerís best traits rather than the
negative ones. They focus on the good things their partner does and says,
and they try not to judge their partner for their flaws, instead
understanding that they too have flaws.

5. They Donít Give Up Their Dreams

Mature women understand that a great relationship doesnít drag you down Ė
instead, it should bring out the best in you. A good relationship encourages
you to pursue your dreams, and a mature woman would struggle to be happy in
a relationship if she stopped following her dreams.

6. They Donít Think Their Version
Of Happiness Is The Only One

Mature women understand that everyoneís idea of happiness is different. If
their partner enjoys space, they give it to them, and if they enjoy affection,
they give them that instead. Most importantly, they do not make assumptions
about how to make their partner happy.

7. They Donít Give Up Their Self Respect

It is normal to change slightly during a relationship, but mature women donít
allow their relationships to take away their self-respect. They donít allow
their partners to speak to them negatively or condescendingly Ė they expect
their partner to treat them just as well as everyone else in their life.

8. They Donít Take ďI Love YouĒ Lightly

Mature women understand the importance of those three words, so they work hard
to keep the words special, no matter how long they have been with their partner.
They donít say ĎI love youí at the end of every conversation Ė instead they say
it at the right moments, to show their partner how much they appreciate them.

9. They Donít Give Up Their Happiness

Mature women understand the importance of their happiness, and that if they are
not happy in a relationship, they shouldnít be in one. They are aware that their
partner is a part of their happiness, and should be someone who can bring them
happiness when they are feeling sad.

10. They Donít Feel Like They Need To
Always Be In Contact With Their Partner

Mature women do not need constant contact in their relationships, as they have
their own busy lives. They are secure enough to trust their partner when they
are not with them, and find non-stop emailing and texting to be a waste of
their own time.

11. They Donít Let Their Partner Make All The Decisions

In a mature relationship both partners respect each otherís decisions. This can
range from big decisions, such as getting married and having children, to smaller
ones, like which restaurant to eat at tonight. Either way, your partner should
always consider and respect your decisions Ė and vice versa!

12. They Donít Share Their
Relationship With The World

Mature women understand the value of keeping their relationship between themselves
and their partner. They dislike the idea of the world knowing their business, so
they avoid discussing their arguments on social media and instead focus on
communicating with their partner to solve the problem.

13. They Donít Give Up Their Space

Mature women know that no matter how great their relationship is, they still
occasionally need time alone. From going to the gym to curling up with a good
book, mature women value their time alone and actively seek out Ďme-timeí.

14. They Donít Resent Their Partnerís Achievements

Mature women understand that loving someone means you want them to be as
happy as possible. They embrace their partnerís happiness and celebrate
their achievements with them, rather than holding their partners back for
more selfish reasons.

15. They Donít Give Up Their Identity

When you start a new relationship, it is normal to become interested in your
partnerís hobbies and interests. It can be a lot of fun to share interests
together, but mature women do not let themselves lose their own interests and
hobbies for someone else. Instead, they remain interested in both their
partnerís hobbies and their own.

15 Things Mature Women Donít Do In Relationships

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1. Integrity.

Are my behaviors reflective of my values? Am I trustworthy,
consistent, and do I keep my promises?

2. Composure.

Am I able to control my emotions? Do I think before I act in
order to make the best choices?

3. Accountability.

Am I able to accept responsibility for my mistakes? Do I admit
when I'm wrong?

4. Self-Worth.

Do I believe and trust in myself? Do I stand behind my decisions
and trust my instincts?

5. Generosity.

Do I give as much as I take? Am I tuned into other peoples' needs
as well as my own?

6. Commitment.

Do I do what I can to see my relationships, tasks and goals through
to the end?

7. Growth.

Am I willing to continually grow and change with the challenges
life brings me?

8. Peace.

Have I made peace with my past so that it no longer controls me?
Have I forgiven those I need to?

9. Prioritization.

Am I able to distinguish what's important and what's not in my life?

10. Self-Love.

Do I nurture myself in healthy ways? Do I take care of myself physically,
mentally and emotionally?

Maturity doesn't happen overnight, and is something we acquire through the
experience of self-discovery. It's important we don't let ourselves remain
within the stagnant and unhealthy patterns we often learn as children;
everyone around us benefits when we act with maturity, as our lives take on
a higher quality and a deeper meaning.

10 Signs of Maturity




1. Realizing how much you donít know.

2. Listening more and talking less.

3. Being aware and considerate of others as opposed to being self-absorbed,
self-centered, and inconsiderate.

4. Not taking everything personally, getting easily offended, or feeling
the need to defend, prove, or make excuses for yourself.

5. Being grateful and gracious, not complaining.

6. Taking responsibility for your own health and happiness, not relying on
others to ďfixĒ you or placing blame for your circumstances.

7. Having forgiveness and compassion for yourself and others.

8. Being calm and peaceful, not desperate, frantic, or irrational.

9. Showing flexibility and openness as opposed to resisting, controlling,
or being unreasonable.

10. Helping yourself, not just expecting others to do it for you out of a
sense of entitlement.

11. Doing good deeds even when there is nothing in it for you other than
knowing you helped, being selfless.

12. Respecting anotherís point of view, beliefs, and way of life without
judgment, not insisting you are right, belittling another, or using
profanity or violence to get your point across.

13. Sharing your good fortune with others.

14. Being able to turn the other cheek without wishing harm on another.

15. Thinking before acting and having good manners, not going off half-cocked,
lashing out, or being rude.

16. Encouraging and being supportive of others.

17. Finding joy in the success of someone else, not envy or criticism.

18. Knowing there is always room to grow and improve and reaching out for help.

19. Having humility and laughing at yourself.

20. Recognizing that which does not work in your life and making an effort to
do something different.

21. Passing up instant gratification in favor of long term benefits.

22. Accepting, liking, and loving yourself, not needing someone else to
ďcompleteĒ you.

23. Standing up for fairness and justice for yourself and others and choosing
to do the right thing.

24. Making sacrifices for the good of others without resentment.

25. Not clinging to materialistic items or bragging.

Iím sure there are probably other signs, but this list covers at least the majority
of them. I know we can always do a better job displaying our mature sides. I also
know that, by doing so, we lift each other up through our example. Whatís most
important, however, is seeing the negative side of our behavior and knowing we must
do something positive to change it...And that, my friends, is WISDOM.

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