He has learned that he is not the arbiter of the universe and that he must often adjust himself to other people and their convenience.
He accepts the responsibility of his own actions without trying to "alibi.".
He is not impatient at reasonable delays.
He has outgrown the "all or nothing" stage.He feels himself an organic part of mankind as a whole, contributing his part to each group of which he is a member.Some of the characteristics of the person who has achieved true adulthood are suggested here:.He has begun to feel the laws of compensation operating in all life.Note: The above was emailed to me by Anonymous.He does not expect special consideration from anyone.He has faith in a Power greater then himself.
The mature person has developed attitudes in relation to himself and his environment which have lifted him above "childishness" in thought and behavior.
He is not a chronic "fault-finder.".
Last of all, we think in terms of spiritual maturity:.
He does not worry about things he cannot help.
He does not indulge in self-pity.He is a good loser.He can endure defeat and disappointment without whining or complaining.He recognizes that no person or situation is wholly good or wholly bad, and he begins to appreciate the Golden Mean.He plans things in advance rather than trusting to the inspiration of the moment.His feelings are not easily hurt.He controls his temper.