Do you think ones maturity is defined by how old they are or what kind of personality they have (like the kind of person they are)? I ask because my have cousin who's 23, she's changed a lot over the years, like not her normally perky self. She seems more like she's in her own world and my older cousin says that our younger cousin has a lot of growing up to do but she also said "how much more growing up can you do at 23". So, hence what got me thinking about this topic.
What do you think it's based upon?
Most Helpful Guy
maturity, like intelligence, is a combination of many components, not a simple quantity.
my oldest step-son is deeply wise about understanding human emotions, but is rather immature when it comes to dealing with interpersonal conflict or stress, or even personal responsibility.
one can exhibit maturity in one domain and lack it in another. the shape of the maturity contour pretty much is unique to one's personality. i think that as a whole, it expands with age, but tends to hold the same shape.0
Most Helpful Girl
I think it's mostly defined by life experiences and how you process them. In most, but all cases, life experience is related to age. The older you get the more you tend to have.
However, there are people who hit 40 and haven't really done.. anything. And then there are people who cram in an entire life of doing things most people never will be for 25.
As for actually learning from these experiences, that varies from person to person. I would say girls *start* to learn from them earlier but that doesn't mean we necessarily learn the better way. Guys and girls internalize life lessons very differently.0