The dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) It indicates three uses of the term maturity: a certain state of the fruits ; he prudent or sensible judgment ; and the age of an individual who fully enjoy your capabilities and that has not yet reached old age.
For example: "These apples have not yet reached maturity", "You have to act with maturity, you can't argue with all your partners", "I would like to reach maturity with an academic degree and a well-paid job".
Maturity, in humans, can be associated at a biological level with the development and full functioning of the sexual organs. For the psychology However, there is no age that claims to have achieved the emotional maturity .
Specifically when we talk about emotional maturity we are referring to the fact that a person in question has a thought and a behavior, both about himself and about the rest of the environment, which unquestionably distances him from any type of attitude that can be defined as a child
In this sense, the main signs that a person is mature are that he accepts criticism and analyzes and studies them to improve, that he knows how to control his attacks of bad temper, that he always accepts the consequences of his actions without protection or justification in excuses, which states that nothing is white or black because there is always a middle ground or that has overcome the phase of envy and jealousy for others.
However, they are not the only signs of identity that are used to consider that a person is already mature. Thus, for example, it is also established that among its virtues you have to find the one who listens in a reflexive and tolerant way to the opinions of other people, who does not continuously seek the defects in others, who does not worry unnecessarily of the things that you cannot control or remedy or that are not impatient illogically.
A person can take care of themselves thanks to a process that begins in the adolescence and that continues until death. In each individual the process develops differently; All subjects, on the other hand, need some kind of support or support beyond their maturity.
Maturity, therefore, transcends a chronological period and is linked to a attitude and to a state of mind . A person can even mature in certain aspects of his personality but not in others.
There are several characteristics that are established that must have those who already have maturity. In this sense, it is determined that temperance, strength, patience, perseverance, sincerity, prudence, charity or generosity will be highly valued qualities.
Fears, certain sentimental ties that produce dependence and lack of acceptance of one's own characteristics are signs of immaturity . The mature person, on the other hand, is the one who thinks, decides and acts for himself, in a coherent and convincing way and avoiding contradictions.