The 15 Signs You’re Emotionally Mature

How you know you handle life like an adult

Emotional maturity is the most important quality of great relationships. Unfortunately, we don’t pick it up simply by going through puberty.

We have to practice it, learn to heal our emotional pain, and slowly develop the character traits that allow us and our relationships to thrive. It’s a long process, but the rewards — meaning, happiness, joy — are worth the effort.

The question is: Where are you in that journey right now?

Doing so will give you an idea of what you’re good at and what you still need to work on — and thus help you get the relationships you deserve.

1. You know what you think is not obvious to other people

Life is not The Sims. There’s no icon over your head telling others you’re hungry, sad, angry, happy, frustrated, or depressed. You have to tell them.

Instead of blaming people for not magically getting you, speak your mind to the best of your ability. Say what you really want, tell people how you really feel, and try your best to be calm and clear in the process.

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