Definition of a Mature Person

Three Founders

Definition of a Mature Person

The mature person has developed attitudes in relationship to him/herself and to the environment, which has lifted him/her above “childishness” in thought and behavior.

  1. Accept criticism gratefully, being honestly glad for an opportunity to improve yourself
  2. Do not indulge in self-pity.  Begin to feel the laws of compensation operating in all facets of your life.
  3. Do not expect special consideration from anyone.Control your temper.
  4. Meet emergencies with poise.
  5. Does not have feelings easily hurt.
  6. Accept responsibility for your own actions.
  7. Outgrow the ‘all or nothing’ stage.
  8. Learn to recognize that no person or situation is wholly good or bad, and begin to appreciate the Golden Mean.
  9. Be patient at reasonable delays.  Learn that you are not the arbitrator of the universe and that you must often adjust yourself to the other people and their convenience.
  10. Be a good loser.  Endure defeat and disappointment without whining or complaining to others or yourself.
  11. Do not worry about things you cannot help.
  12. Do not give yourself to boasting or ‘showing off’ in socially unacceptable, vile, annoying, or unwelcome ways.
  13. Be honestly glad when others enjoy success or good fortune.  It is time to outgrow envy and jealousy.
  14. Listen thoughtfully to the opinion of others.  Be open minded.  Do not become argumentative when your views are opposed.
  15. Do not be a chronic ‘fault finder’.
  16. Plan things in advance rather than trusting to the inspiration of the moment.

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