Aug 17, 2007 · Here are 20 defining characteristics of a true adult: Realizing that maturity is an ongoing process, not a state, and continuously striving for self improvement. Able to manage personal jealousy and feelings of envy. Has the ability to listen to and evaluate the viewpoints of others.Author: Marc Chernoff.
May 08, 2013 · 8 Important Characteristics Of Adult Learners Adults are characterized by maturity, self-confidence, autonomy, solid decision-making, and are generally more practical, multi-tasking, purposeful, self-directed, experienced, and less open-minded and receptive to change.Author: Christopher Pappas.
Jun 27, 2016 · 5 Qualities Of A Mature Adult. 1. You have an open mind. This one is more a maturity issue, but adulthood and maturity should come hand in hand (it doesn't for all of us). If you can truly take other people's viewpoints and opinions into consideration without judgment, then you've probably reached adulthood.Author: Chelsea Rose Hoeller.
Adults are more concerned about the immediate applicability of learning. Children are often externally motivated (by the promise of good grades, praise from teachers and parents, etc.). Adults are more often internally motivated (by the potential for feelings of worth, self-esteem, achievement, etc.).