Monday, April 25, 2011

What's your Emotional Maturity?

Sometimes I feel like my emotional maturity matches a wise 85 year old and other days I wonder if I’ve hit puberty.

Emotional Maturity (EM) is measured by the following: Playing well with others, Being honest with yourself and Being accepting of various circumstances. 

I’ve found there are defining moments when you enter new levels of EM.  Ex: birth, marriage, death.  These times shake us into realizing the world is not just about the individual. Embracing all that’s precious is all that matters.  Everything else is just noise. 

What’s a defining moment that enhanced your EM age?   

14 comments:

  1. Hi,
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  2. Wow. This is a tough one. There have been so many moments that have enhanced my age (and so many more that make me realize that I have so much further to go emotionally.) Having my son taught me I could stand up to my own parents when it involved him having become a parent myself. Losing a close friend made realize life was short and I wasn't helping myself by not taking action when I wanted something, instead of waiting for it to happen. Breaking my foot over a stupid ball reduced my EM greatly! : ) Though I've matured a lot in the last 10 years; I expect to mature a great deal in the next 10 as well.

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  3. New follower through Magnifient Monday and I have to agree with you on the emotional maturity. Sometimes I feel like a little old lady and other times like a teen..lol but I guess one step is knowing it ;-)

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  5. wow, I know that becoming a mother totally changed my life...I was able to grow up and take responsiblity...TRUE RESPONSIBILITY!

    Hope you all had a Happy Easter :)

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  6. I have often gauged this maturity in myself more by what other people have said about me than what I feel inside which is...old, old, old, wrong body going with my head. I wonder though does everyone feel that way about themselves? So, then I felt it was vain of me to feel that way about myself so I only concluded that it might actually be true when all the old ladies I so adore and respect tell me I am such a kindred old soul every time we get together. lol. Old soul or not there is ALWAYS more to be learned. More empathy to be gained from life experiences, more compassion to extend, all around more to learn until the day I die. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

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  7. Hope you are having an amazing day! Shauna from http://www.trying2staycalm.com/

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  8. Having Little Lewie definitely enhanced my EM age. I'm used to planning and wanting everything to go perfectly. Having Little Lewie in my life has definitely thrown a few curve balls into my organization and scheduling plans... :) I probably still have a few life lessons to go before I can say I'm "wise".

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  10. Having a baby for sure. That'll do it.

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  11. Good question. Some moments - getting my first ministry position, getting married, having kids. Really, the list goes on. YOu've given us some good things to think about.

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  12. Oh goodness I think my "maturity" emotionally and in other areas goes up and down. I also feel like an 80 something wise person at times and other days I want to cry like a baby and say "do over". I think we learn more and more to handle things with a mature attitude, but the child in us comes out at times. I hope you are doing great my friend! Have a good day!

    Mama Hen

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  13. For sure, giving birth and raising 2 kids have been defining moments for my EM age. I'm with you and Mama Hen - it goes up and down. Recently I found the child in me coming out and I'm trying to allow myself to feel the pain, learn from it, and make something great out of it. Great question!

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  14. Depends on the time of the month for me...and the time of the quarterly work cycle! Usually I'm fairly mature, though.

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