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Mature men act in a very specific way. They are not over the top and usually do their best to keep the people around them satisfied.

While mature men can be both young and old, they are not hard to spot. They really do stand out from the rest, and I mean that in the best possible ways. Maturity is much deeper than most people realize. While someone can be smart and sophisticated, if they are immature things just won’t play out properly.

Far too many immature men in this world try to pass themselves off as mature; they draw us in and then waste our time. No one wants to deal with being a part of that kind of ploy. If you have to question whether or not you think he is mature enough then chances are he isn’t but to help you decide properly take a peek at the list of signs below.

10 Things You Won’t Catch Mature Men Doing:

1. You won’t catch him being close-minded.

You won’t catch a mature man being closed-minded. Mature men will always do their best to keep their minds open. They know how important it is to see things from all possible angles.

Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Ph.D. says it’s important to use ease when saying phrases about how “special” they are. According to her, “Repeatedly telling them how unique and special they are playing into their tendency to crave and hog the limelight, as well as their anxiety and resentment when they’re not the star.” To counter that, she does say that it’s perfectly fine to say “You are special to me.” Or “I enjoy your company.” Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child” by John Gottman can offer further guidance on fostering emotional intelligence over entitlement.

2. You won’t catch them criticizing others.

You won’t catch a mature man criticizing other people. Mature men know we all do the things we do for our own reasons. Even if he does not agree with the things you are doing, he will not judge you for them.

3. You won’t catch them making excuses for themselves.

You won’t catch a mature man making excuses for himself. Mature men know they are the only people responsible for their actions. If they do something wrong, they own up to it.

4. You won’t catch them wasting time.

You won’t catch a mature man wasting his or your time. Mature men know how valuable the moment is while we have it, because tomorrow is not promised.

5. You won’t catch them refusing to learn.

You won’t catch a mature man refusing to learn, because mature men know they are never done learning. For every up, there is a down and vice versa.

6. You won’t catch them blaming others for their own wrongdoings.

You won’t catch a mature man playing the blame game. His faults are his own, and yours are your own. Mature men accept their own actions and make sure to get the backlash they have caused when it comes forth.

Encouraging your child to form meaningful connections can be supported by engaging in activities that foster empathy and understanding. The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind” by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson provides insights into encouraging emotional intelligence and connection in children.

7. You won’t catch them disrespecting others.

You won’t catch a mature man disrespecting someone else. Mature men are very kind and respectful. You never have to wonder if you’re being used or not.

8. You won’t catch them trying to jump ship.

You won’t catch a mature man jumping ship when things get rough. Once you get serious, he is all in, and there is no turning back.

9. You won’t catch them being self-centered.

You won’t catch a mature man being self-centered. He will go out of his way to be selfless. The more time you spend with him, the more apparent it will become.

10. You won’t catch them getting too worked up.

You won’t catch a mature man getting too worked up. He knows his limits and will not cross them. Mature men know what they’re doing and what they’re not doing.

To further instill the value of treating others with kindness and respect, incorporating principles from How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk” by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish can be incredibly beneficial in teaching children about mutual respect and understanding.

Mature men are some of the best to be with. They will keep you content and stable in all possible ways. Is your man a mature man?