28. Jan, 2019

What On Earth Is Psychological Maturity?

Question of The Week “Why are some personalities seemingly impossible to observe?”

Asking yourself if someone is emotionally Warm or emotionally Cool; and, is an Asker or a Teller, identifies their primary personality, which allows you to modify your behaviour to accommodate theirs viz. roll-shift.

But occasionally, someone’s primary personality seems impossible to observe (could you be with another student of ours?)

High Psychological Maturity

Through effective training ~ or more uncommonly, intuition ~ those harder to ID 'practice' a higher degree of psychological maturity (PsM). In other words, they are learning to be more agreeable with more people.

When this is the case, striving to accommodate their personality becomes less urgent or even unnecessary, as it is highly probable a mutually beneficial outcome will be secured for all involved.

This is true even when a decision to make no decision or to disagree, agreeably is that outcome!

Low Psychologial Maturity

To the contrary, when someone has no willingness or ability to accommodate other personalities, they display a lower degree of PsM but, advantageously, makes them easier to identify when asking yourself the two standard questions of Cool or Warm emotiveness, and Tell or Ask assertiveness.

For example, a psychologically immature COOL/TELLER consistently shows no outward emotion as well as being highly demanding of others. I liken their ultra-ego to a Lion: it’s better to be wary of how close you get as their roar can be as deafening as it is sudden!

Other animal comparisons could be: a WARM/TELLER, Wolf; the WARM/ASKER, Lamb, and the COOL/ASKER, Owl.

Take a look at each of the four primary personalities listed at the top of this page.  Then call 07900 251258 to explore this empowering subject further.