Physical maturity is not hidden easily. But emotional immaturity can certainly exist with all the trappings of what should be an “adult” life. You may have a brilliant boss, but come to realize that emotionally, he is an infant. So, what does single out an emotionally immature person?

Do you consider yourself emotionally mature? You know, it’s been said: Old age is always 15 years older than I am. Then again, it’s also been said: Age is not how old you are but how many years of fun you’ve had.

If you feel as though you have lost touch with your feelings, where do you suppose they went? You may have a profound sadness inside of yourself, but the emotion may not earn your conscious attention, because you were taught to always be grateful and never to complain.

What have you settled for in your life? If you sign away your inner freedom by settling, you have paid an enormously high price. When a painful internal matter comes into view, do you deal with and handle it?

Is your anxiety all-consuming at times? Do troubled thoughts squat in the middle of your mind and refuse to let positive, calming thoughts through? One thing is for certain. Those dark, negative ruminations do not like to be challenged, analyzed, or even questioned.