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    Posted: 09-Nov-2008 at 19:40
 My topic, due to server problems , disappeared. So, i re-post it.

Does the level of intelligence (IQ) have any effect at whether a person is more or less mature than another person?Does the fact that someone can be very intelligent  make him more mature that the others? And i am using the word in the following meanings:

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BECOME SENSIBLE

2 [v] to develop emotionally and start to behave like a sensible adult:
He has matured a great deal over the past year.
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SENSIBLE

1 (of a child or young person) behaving in a sensible way, like an adult:
Jane is very mature for her age. - a mature and sensible attitude




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This question may seem a little weird for some of you. I agree. For almost everybody , an intelligent person can very easily have a grip on the meaning of mature and maturity. Yet, they present /or adopt an , what seems to be, irrational behavior. For example, intelligent but lazy or antisocial people.
  Some would say that it is their choice. Yes, but why an intelligent man would like to harm himself (mainly psychologically) by such a choice?
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I know a bunch of antisocial people who act very mature. I think this stuff is all relative.
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We need to think of intelligences, rather than simply intelligence. Maturity encompases the 4 facets of social skills: self awareness, self control, social awareness, and interactive social skills. So one can master the 4 sub-skills within one of the many forms of intelligence which exist, and thereby qualify as a mature individual. And this can be done without embracing any of the many other forms of intelligence such as artistic expression, mathematical skills, etc.

So maturity is probably an indication that a person has grasped the 4 main skills which make up one form of intelligence (social intelligence), but probably doesn't indicate proficiency with any of the other intelligences (a possible exception here being linguistic ability).
It is not the challenges a people face which define who they are, but rather the way in which they respond to those challenges.

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