Dealing with an immature adult isnt an experience without benefits. It will give you the opportunity to learn certain behaviors and to identify them in other relationships. Immature adults crave conflict and the attention that will bring them. As tempting as it may be, if you let yourself stoop down to their level, theyve won. Although staying calm will probably only encourage them to antagonize you more in the beginning, eventually they will move on to an easier target. Immature defenses freud coined the term defense mechanisms for ways in which individuals protect themselves andor get what they want. 10 signs of an emotionally immature adult the traits of immature and childish grownups revealed. Below, well go through a list of five traits characteristic of emotionally immature people. A lot of growing up consists of understanding that the world does not revolve around you. This is why he cries for food at 2am and doesnt care if he wakes up his. A person who isnt able to grasp the concept of negotiation is as difficult to deal with as a toddler hence being an immature adult! Here are some key examples of the behaviors and traits of immature adults to look out for. Immature people are materialistic and do not grasp the spiritual aspect of life. They work towards success in cookie cutter professions and gain approval through awards and material possessions. They are empty and dissatisfied on the inside, because they know that they do not possess the courage to push their boundaries, and actually do something meaningful with their lives. If your partner is emotionally immature, they likely do not know how to support you when youre going through a tough time, whether its job stress or a family crisis, burns says.