We are frequently confronted with emotionally immature people. Our behaviour patterns can be triggered by not knowing their emotional maturity level and coping strategies.
Their behaviour, responses, and reactions to us can be very frustrating at times, causing further damage to our emotional and mental health. “Knowing the emotional maturity of the people in your life will help you deal with them in healthy ways.” Keep this one. Take deep breaths to maintain your power. “Confidence comes from knowing you have complete control over how you respond,” wrote Psychologist Nicole LePera.
The Therapist also noted the types of emotionally immature people we encounter and how we can deal with them.
These emotionally immature individuals are accustomed to chaos and conflict. They are constantly trying to provoke others by pushing their boundaries. They require constant drama and chaos and can be extremely difficult to be around. This can be an emotional trap to fall for; however, the trick is to never respond to or engage with a provoker. We should avoid such people and refuse to respond to their bait.
The Blame Projector:
The Blame Projector is constantly attempting to shift the blame or responsibility assigned to them onto someone else. They also constantly ask for money and favors without making any effort themselves. The best way to respond to them is to assure them that they are capable of dealing with whatever life throws at them. We should keep our responses to them brief and to the point.
These people are constantly anxious and doubt their own abilities. They take everything personally and continue to seek reassurance from others to alleviate their insecurities. We should pay close attention to them and avoid over-explaining anything.
The Life Of The Party:
They are entertaining and impulsive. However, they do not take responsibility seriously and are not aware of the consequences of their actions on the lives of others. We should not enable them, but rather let them face the consequences of their own actions.