Emotional Maturity 101

Chuck Gallozzi

Chuck Gallozzi lived, studied, and worked in Japan for 15 years, immersing himself in the wisdom of the Far East and graduating with B.A. and M.A. degrees in Asian Studies. He is a Certified NLP Practitioner, speaker, seminar leader, and coach. Corporations, church groups, teachers, counsellors, and caregivers use his more than 400 articles as a resource to help others. Among his diverse accomplishments, he is also the Grand Prix Winner of a Ricoh International Photo Competition, the Canadian National Champion of a Toastmasters International Humorous Speech Contest, and the Founder and Head of the Positive Thinkers Group that has been meeting at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto since 1999. His articles are published in books, newsletters, magazines, and newspapers. He was interviewed on CBC’s “Steven and Chris Show,” appearing nationally on Canadian TV. Chuck can be contacted at chuck.gallozzi@rogers.com. View his photography at https://500px.com/chuckgallozzi

20 Responses

  1. kadirO says:

    I have realised that I have some characteristics of an emotionally immature person on me when I read this article. But thanks God, I still have chance to correct them. Thank you very much Mr.Gallozzi since you helped me to check my own self once again. But it is not so simple to become “man” though.

  2. Thanker says:

    Thank you so much Mr.Gallozzi

  3. haz says:

    Ah! finally an article I have been waiting for.What an excellent advice!

  4. Diana says:

    I absolutely loved this article. All these thoughts that have been swarming in my head for quite a while I found here. Thank you so very much. :))

  5. Jo says:

    I’ve gathered what you defined to be an emotionally mature person but I feel as if it is based on a premise of certain morals. I feel as if I have to follow the given morals in order to be emotionally intelligence.

    Is this necessarily true? There are lots of sources that a person can use to decide what is wrong and right but few agree completely.

    In order to be a good person, do I need to follow your morals?

  6. AMUDHA ASAPH says:

    thank you for giving nice & useful information which every one need. Please continue in bringing out good & useful statements like this. I’ll surely quote in my research thesis.

  7. Denise Garel says:

    Thanks, it is thinks most of us know but reminding us is so important specially when we are emotionally upset

  8. MS says:

    I found this article after being told by my ex husband that I was and still am emotionally immature. I still struggle with our divorce after 25 years and this is an eye opener. I now challenge myself to become a happy confident emotionally mature person. I am 54, best get cracking!

  9. ishmael says:

    This is what I needed to hear!! I will overcome!! Thanks for the article

  10. Tshegofatso says:

    I’m so grateful for this article, thank you, God bless you.

  11. Reggaegyrl says:

    This has helped me so much. Thank you!

  12. Coco says:

    I am here to express my gratitude to improve my emotional maturity.

  13. Georgina says:

    Thank you so much for this article! I’m determined to change for the better and this has helped a lot.

  14. Danielle Washington says:

    Im an immature adult. I’m 27 but most times I act 16. If your intended purpose for this article was to help adults like me… I think many would turn away after reading the introduction sentences. You have the knowledge but I sense a lack of understanding. Emotionally immature adults for whatever traumatic reasons- were not able to properly develop emitiinally as children. Whereas this is not an excuse- from personal experience it is extremely hard to combat. I appreciate the article. I just would have liked to feel related to instead of just compared.

  15. Gina says:

    Thanks alot guys. this article is awesome. i just realized how emotionally immature i was after reading this. i guess ive got a long way to go, but guess what? im gonna work on myself and im gonna get better every single day. i guess i need to go plant some some flower seeds now 🙂

  16. proflynks says:

    in fact this article has taught me self review and assessment,identified some major wrongs within me which i need to correct them
    thanks very much for this article!

  17. adriana says:

    looking at myslef lately and decided to look deeper into this and i came across your page.EVERY single thing on the first list i match.its scary how much actually. thank you so much for this.

  18. dirk says:

    13. Realize there are no nasty people. True, people sometimes do nasty things, but not because …

    Regardless if you challenge this statement I have learned anytime you hate or hold anger you are creating problems for yourself. So eliminate any of this by trying to understand the person and the situation.

  19. Udo says:

    I found your article very useful and will definitely try to implement it in my life.

  20. Madhav Patel says:

    Thank you so much Mr. Gallozzi! As a young man, these lists will be invaluable in my growth. I can’t thank you enough. To those reading this comment, I would like to add something to what Mr. Gallozzi has laid out, to aid in your growth.

    – The list of Characteristics of Mature People is the “What” (your actions and words)
    – The Cultivating, Developing, and Growing in Maturity list is the “How” you achieve that what
    – The final piece, and the one you should start with, is your “Why” – (your why is your holy-grail end goal, that will inspire you and make it much easier for you to keep pushing forward to practice the “how”, from which the “what” will naturally happen without you having to focus on it)

    I encourage you to dig deep and see what ultimate end goal truly inspires you to grow and be the best you can be. Often times this will be something outside of your own personal success. Specify to yourself, where you would like to make your unique impact. It’s different for all of us, something different inspires us all. Each individual is different and your specific positive impact that you wish to manifest in the world, that truly inspires you, can be something on a smaller or a larger scale. There is no right “Why” or wrong “Why”. It is YOUR why. We are all unique and can help the world become a better place in our own unique ways.

    Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence. And in catching this excellence, we not only do a lot of good in the world – for self, family/friends, and society, but by doing this we ourselves become truly fulfilled and understand the true meaning of life.

    To close, holding on to your “why” will make it much easier for you to remain inspired and maintain the patience and discipline required to practice the “how” daily, which will naturally result in the “what”, which is emotional maturity in your actions and words.

    Much love.

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