Maturity often is something that you acquire through experiences and reflections than something that comes to you with age. Often, a small child who has seen much turmoil in his/her life end up being more mature comparing to an adult who has led a comfortable life always.
Maturity for all doesn’t come at the same period of their lives and while some become mature early in their lives, some take awful long time to reach that state of mind.
Here are 11 traits that betray that someone is still not mature enough in life.
1. They are always the victims.
Immature persons always have someone else to blame for every mistake that they make. They are always the victims of situations, someone’s conspiracies or faults and apologizing for mistakes become a big deal for them.
2. They are confused about facts and opinions and talk too much.
Immature persons talk way too much than necessary and listen to what others have to say too less. They need to be the centre of attention in the room and most of what they speak of are their opinions rather than established facts.
3. They are always ready to criticize others.
They need to criticize others to make themselves feel good. They don’t care about the emotional state of others either by choice or by ignorance and every time their arguments fail, they resort to name calling as their last defense.
4. They react to criticisms offensively.
While they never miss a chance to criticize others, when they receive the same treatment from anyone, they fail terrible to handle it. They get offended easily even by fair criticisms instead of taking it as an opportunity to improve themselves.
5. They have no respect for public property.
Immature persons don’t think even once before destroying public property. They have no respect for public spaces and would litter streets and parks even if there is a giant dustbin just near them.
6. They put their entire lives of Facebook.
They would put everything that is happening in their lives on social media sites like Facebook and occasionally dive into ranting people through their statuses or make announcements like they are going to unfriend a bunch of people.
7. They spend more on nonsense than necessities.
They make very confusing spending choices and fail to make priorities. For instance, they would spend a large sum of their money on things they can live without or are luxuries and ignore necessities like groceries, payment of bills, expanses on kids etc.
8. They are self-proclaimed ‘mature’.
They would often refer to themselves as ‘mature’ during conversations with others without realizing that self-proclaimed mature persons are not mature enough in reality.
9. They are not concerned about their safety and safety of others.
Mature persons always think about the safety of themselves and others. Drinking and driving is the pure trait of an immature person who doesn’t care about his life, the lives of persons dependent on him/her or the lives of the persons on the street.
10. They are disrespectful to others.
Everyone is working to stay alive and the persons in the customer service are no difference. If someone needs to be rude or disrespecting with a poor customer care executive even if he/she is right, it reflects that the person is immature who is failing to handle situations like an adult.
11. ‘Panic mode’ is their default mode.
An immature person during tough time go on a panic mode easily and make the situations worse unlike a mature one who stands still during those inevitable times and thus are able to make better decisions with their stable thinking.