15 traits of an emotionally mature person age and time have little to do with maturity there are plenty of mature young people and just as many from older generations who are childish. Maturity is about the way you act and interact with the world around you. Here is the first - is he planning for the future or living life one day at a time? Is he willing to cut out on entertainment and nights out in order to build up a savings account and some investments? Money is a fact of l. Listen to the advice of others just remember, listening to other peoples advice doesnt always mean you should take it. You have to decide whether or not that advice is right for you. Becoming a real, mature man means giving up the need to conquer and vanquish and being okay with letting others get their way. Having integrity is another very important characteristic that makes a great man. A mature man knows the time has come to grow up and be an adult. a mature man will make reservations in advance when he wants to take his date out out, talk to his boss about a promotion opportunity, sit his friends down and talk them out of doing something stupid even if it means that they will get mad at him, put himself in danger to protect his loved ones or sacrifice his comfort to ensure their happiness. Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even. Muhammad ali whether competing for food, fighting hand to hand, or challenging each other in the sporting arena, mastery of ones own physical abilities is an important part of being a man. Gratitude is one of the most beautiful and humbling traits a mature person can have. Instead of being angry at the world for what they lack, someone with maturity is always thankful for the blessings and good things in life, whether big or small. Someone who is mature is able to see the best things in their life and remember them when the going gets tough. Characteristics that a man should possess first, let me start off by saying that i am in no way the authority of what a real man should be because i think that i possess every single one of these characteristics or values. Each and everyday i learn something new about myself, or even a new way of thinking. One thing i have definitely learnt over the past year, is that life will humble you. I mean sure, looks matter and all that stuff, but when it really boils down to it all, one of the realest characteristics of a real woman is her ability to give inner beauty importance over outer beauty. I mean, its the inner beauty that always lasts, you know, and not how hot your body is or how great your fashion sense is.