Each and every one of us is created by a set of unique personality traits that are a mix of good things and bad things. Some of us excel at empathy but are overrun with anxiety, others are stubborn but good at building relationships. No one of us is equally good (or bad) at any one thing.

This is why immaturity appears in some people far later in life than it does for others. For some of us, immaturity is not simply a symptom of childhood, it is an actual trait of personality. While this does not necessarily have to be a bad thing, it may be affecting your life in more ways than you realize.

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One of the major issues with emotionally immature people is they still believe that the world revolves around them. In adulthood, most of us have come to learn that we all have needs and desires and that our needs and desires do not override the needs and desires of those around us.

Unfortunately, immature people do not always see eye to eye with the rest of us on this. This causes a rift in relationships for people who struggle with maturity.

Another major issue that emotionally immature people tend to face regarding relationships is that they fear commitment. This may cause them to self-sabotage an otherwise healthy relationship.

Lastly, immature people struggle to accept responsibility for their actions.

This can lead them to blame the people around them when things go wrong in their lives, even when they clearly deserve to take some of the responsibility. As you can imagine, this creates a rift in the relationships of those close to an emotionally immature person.


Emotionally immature people tend to crave instant gratification. This means they are willing to spend more money for convenience of having something immediately. They make impulsive purchases and in general they tend to have more debt than the rest of the country.

This tends to suggest that emotionally immature people do not have a solid grasp on their financial decisions. Their irresponsible purchasing habits lead to an inability to manage their own finances.

Emotionally immature people have a hard time saving money. They tend to spend their money on things that they think will be gratifying and sometimes this means that they spend money they do not have on impulses they do not need.

Lack of savings and constant spending can quickly spiral out of control for the emotionally immature individual. Gaining control back of finances will be even harder as these people tend to lack an understanding of the severity of their actions.


Emotionally immature people can sometimes jeopardize their work reputations because of their actions. Impulsivity is a major issue in the workplace as is ego-centric behavior.

People who are emotionally immature tend to make impulsive decisions. For example, an emotionally immature person may decide to call in sick to work frequently, even when they are not sick. This tends to create a problematic work environment for them.

Further, they do not always understand the severity of their actions. Because immature people do not think beyond their own needs, they cannot see how their actions affect others in the workplace. Unfortunately, these issues could become serious for the emotionally immature person in the workplace.

Emotionally immature people are so much more than this character trait that they possess. Luckily, we all consist of a multitude of variations of character traits that make us unique and special.

Each of us has challenges that we have to face because of our personalities, but we also have strengths that we get to bring to relationships and to the workplace.