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