Why Is Psychological Maturity Important?
The dictionary is not helpful when defining RESPONSIBILITY as the state or fact of being accountable or to blame for something.
And even less helpful when defining ACCOUNTABILITY as required or expected to justify actions or decisions; responsible.
So, responsibility is accountability; and accountability is responsibility?!? Talk about double-talk!?!
To arrive at a meaningful understanding of psychological maturity UETP breaks down the word RESPONSIBILITY into its two constituent parts: RESPONSE; and, ABILITY
The dictionary defines RESPONSE as a re/action to something. And, ABILITY as the possession of the means or skill to do something.
We now have a working definition, a re/action to something demonstrating skill. This is what we mean when using the term Psychological Maturity when applied to our coaching.
Anyone studying our BLOG for a while knows we assess Primary Personality (PP) on the perceived combination of two observable human traits:
- EMOTIVENESS meaning how someone outwardly displays the way they are feeling, and
- ASSERTIVENESS meaning how someone attempts to control the thoughts and actions of others,
COOL/TELLER = LOW EMOTIVENESS with HIGH ASSERTIVENESS
WARM/TELLER = HIGH EMOTIVENESS and HIGH ASSERTIVENESS
COOL/ASKER = LOW EMOTIVENESS and LOW ASSERTIVENESS and,
WARM/ASKER = HIGH EMOTIVENESS with LOW ASSERTIVENESS
The ability to effectively move between each of the four PPs demonstrates psychological Maturity. So,
Are You Psychologically MATURE …?
Do you tend to offer an accommodating response to someone by demonstrating effective interpersonal skills to attain a mutually beneficial outcome at home and in your work (see paragraph four above) ~ WIN/WIN? Or,
Are You Psychologically IMMATURE …?
Do you tend to ignore the behaviour traits of the person or people you are with to the detriment of any mutually beneficial outcome ~ LOSE/LOSE?
The choice is always yours!
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