I have more responsibilities than most of my peers.My parents trust me to take care of things if they're out of the house.I use social media less than most of my peers.I don't find childish or bathroom humor funny.I like to read books outside of school.I listen to music that is not often found on the radio.I enjoy spending alone time to get to know myself.I like books and movies that are geared toward an older demographic.I always make my bed in the morning.I know how to balance a checkbook.I don't need to be reminded to do my chores.I am organized in my life.I have a five-year plan for my goals.I actually have distinct goals.I like to take time to understand complex subjects like politics and economics.I think it's fun to learn new things about the world.I read the news.I watch the news.I stay informed on what's going on in the world.My teachers and mentors often remark on my maturity.I have realistic expectations in my romantic life.I have more perspective on my problems than my peers.I do not think that high school or college issues are the end of the world.I use fewer than three hashtags on my Instagram posts.I like to read the book before I see the movie.I like watching films for more than the plot.I think I have an old soul.I understand that not everyone is going to like me and I am OK with that.I know that relationships, even friendships, take effort and am willing to put in that effort where it matters.I am not often bothered by personal insults, because my sense of self is not determined by others' opinions.
Are You Mature For Your Age?
You have some growing up to do, but that's OK!
You're pretty mature!
You're incredibly mature for your age!
You're basically a 45-year-old businessperson in a teen's body.