How Emotionally Mature Are You?

What is emotional maturity?

Emotional maturity is really about the ability to understand and manage your own emotions.
It’s not about age.  There are many young people who are more emotionally mature than their elders.  It’s about being able to change what in NLP we call “perceptual positions” and see things from the perspective of others, and it’s about having healthy self esteem–knowing, deep down, that your value and safety don’t depend on the actions or emotions of others.

Why is emotional maturity important?

Emotional maturity is essential if you want to create the life you desire. A life filled with happiness and fulfilment. You define success in your own terms, not society’s, and you strive to achieve it.

Emotional maturity is observed through your thoughts and behaviors. When you are faced with a difficult situation, your level of emotional maturity is one of the biggest factors in determining your ability to cope.  People with good emotional maturity are usually the ones you see promoted, the ones with healthy, happy, mutually fulfilling relationships.  People with good emotional maturity generally feel “at cause” in their life–that is, they have an “internal locus of control,” which we discuss in this previous article.

This is a fun quiz, not a scientifically validated instrument.  But, it gives you good look at the types of situations where emotional maturity comes into play and, if you’re honest with your answers, it will help give you an idea of how emotionally mature you are now.

You can improve your emotional maturity.  The first step, as always with change, is awareness.  Emotional maturity is very much tied to self esteem, and my friends Mark & Roger over at have a course that helps to improve self esteem that is quite excellent; I’ve recommended it to several people and heard good feedback on it, so I’m comfortable recommending it here.

Enjoy the quiz below!

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