The 5 Qualities Of Emotionally Mature People

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Doing so requires seeing the big picture at all times — and if you can’t see it, make an effort to. Is this fight worth sacrificing your marriage? Where will staying with your angry boss take you? Ask these questions before you answer them with your actions.

Emotionally mature people always ask, “What else could I try?” and even if the answer is “Nothing,” they maintain a sense of awareness that they’ll soon have to ask it again. Facing an unknown future, they embrace their agency.

Emotional maturity is knowing you’ll keep meeting new situations where you’ll need to practice emotional tolerance until you find emotional clarity. It’s considering the past and the mistakes you have made, as well as the future, and whether your self-image warrants sticking around and trying again.

The 5 Qualities Of Emotionally Mature People
The 5 Qualities Of Emotionally Mature People

Finally, it’s about remembering you’re a tiny particle in a chaotic, cosmic sea of coincidence, but that, no matter what happens, you decide what to think of, feel about, and do with all the other particles you collide with. As long as you do that, no matter how old you are, you’ll always be grown up.

Related: 13 Characteristics Of A Mentally Healthy Person

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Written by Niklas Goeke
Originally appeared on P.S. I Love You
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Since 2014, my writing has garnered over 50 million views across a variety of platforms. I’ve also built a following of 70,000 email subscribers, 600,000+ social media followers, and over 500,000 monthly readers. My work has been published in Business Insider, CNBC, Fast Company, The Next Web, and many others. I've been featured on Medium (Top Writer in 10+ topics), Quora (Top Writer 2017 & 2018), Pocket, and more. At Four Minute Books, I lead a small team to bring free, daily book summaries of the best non-fiction bestsellers to the world. We've published over 800 book summaries to date and reach over 200,000 readers each month. Finally, I teach writing to 100+ wonderful students through my flagship course, Write Like A Pro. Previously worked as a freelance writer, curator, editor, and coached 300 people through a variety of behavior changes on coach.me. I love writing, coffee, cars, and EDM, among many other things. "Reach that destination where the things that are pleasant and the things that are honorable finally become, for you, the same." - SenecaView Author posts