Emotional Health

The Criteria of Emotional Maturity by William C. Menninger, M.D.

  • The ability to deal constructively with reality
  • The capacity to change
  • A relative freedom from symptoms that are produced by tensions and anxieties
  • The capacity to find more satisfaction in giving than receiving
  • The capacity to relate to other people in a consistent manner with mutual satisfaction and helpfulness
  • The capacity to sublimate, to direct one’s instinctive hostile energy into creative and constructive outlets
  • The capacity to love

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