We all know that maturity is a desirable trait in a partner. The thing is, it can be hard to know if one is mature or not. So, I thought I'd make this thread so we can list signs/behaviors of a mature person. Little things that everyone can work on, and thus work on making himself or herself more attractive. Here's the first. I see this all the time in the main forum, and it confuses me to know end. It's the junior high attitude of thinking the only way to deal with criticism or negativity is to respond in kind. When someone criticizes/insults you, you respond in kind, get all defensive, and throw out the name calling. Haven't you seen how some of us just ignore it? When someone says something that hurts your feelings, or criticizes you, you DON'T have to respond by yelling back. That's seriously behavior you see in younger people (like on the playground). Think about this. What good does throwing out the insults do? It just starts a yelling match. Next time, when you feel the need to strike back at someone, just turn the other cheek. Let it go. I know that may sound unclear. But we have all seen people who just can't seem to take criticism. If anyone can word it better, please feel free to expand on my point. And yes, I was inspired to create this by recent threads here in the Vag. However, I think the idea has great potential.