Emotional Immaturity: Know The Signs and How to Deal With It

According to APA, emotional immaturity “a tendency to express emotions without restraint or disproportionately to the situation.”

Everyone grows up; you get taller, you get stronger, your features change and the shape of your body follows. Each year you get chronologically older but your mind has an age of its own; you may be an adult physically but your mind could be several years younger or older. We count physical age by counting each birthday but emotional maturity represents something else.

Something non-linear and very complicated. Throughout your life, you’ll meet people who are wise beyond their years. Their physical age seems far younger than their emotional age, but you’ll also meet people who are very immature; they may look like adults but deep down they’re narrow-minded and selfish, they can’t control their emotions and they think only about themselves.

In today’s article we’re going to learn about six signs of emotional immaturity. So how can you spot an immature person in your life? What red flags tell you when someone is emotionally immature?