The Criteria of Emotional Maturity

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The ability to deal constructively with reality.

The capacity to adapt to change.

A relative freedom from symptoms that a produced by tension and anxieties.

The capacity to find more satisfaction in giving than receiving.

The capacity to relate to other people in a consistent manner with mutual satisfaction and helpfulness.

The capacity to sublimate, to direct one’s instinctive hostile energy into creative and constructive outlets.

The capacity to love.

~ William C. Menniger, MD

3 thoughts on “The Criteria of Emotional Maturity

  1. “The capacity to sublimate, to direct one’s instinctive hostile energy into creative and constructive outlets.”

    We call it blogging.

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