What characteristics do you believe are essential for a person to possess in order to be mature? Also, describe the traits of the most mature people you've known (along with their type, if possible).
"Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you're really looking for are the 64-color boxes...I fancy myself to be a 64-color box...I can only meet the 8-color boxes...I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation...so when I meet someone who's an 8-color type... I'm like, "Hey girl, magenta!" and she's like, "Oh, you mean purple!" and she goes off on her purple thing, and I'm like, "No - I want magenta!" -John Mayer
I've mostly got 2 unless I'm really stressed out, and I'm working on developing 1 and 4 right now. I do 5 in a limited way. I wouldn't define myself as a mature person. 3 isn't even on my radar yet. :blushing:
Balance. Bar none, that's my definition of maturity.
Many people are compassionate and tolerant, but unable to assert their rights and end up getting trampled upon. On the other hand, many people can stand up for what they personally believe in, but they allow this to dominate their personality and therefore do not consider the implications of their actions on anyone else.
Our greatest strengths are also our greatest weaknesses if we allow them to consume us.
it'll be interesting to see how many J's cite "forward planning" as the definition for maturity, how many P's cite "openness," and so on..