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SECRET OF MATURITY, THRID EDITION: Contents

Secret of Maturity 8 Chapters


Table of Contents for the book The Secret of Maturity, Third Edition

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  • This content list also serves as both an index and an outline for the book.
  • Seeing the actual content list, you will recognize the amount of information and the detail provided that will enable you to not only understand maturity–but also to apply that knowledge to your life, relationships, and responses.
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CONTENTS ORGANIZED BY CHAPTER


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  • Title
    • The Secret of Maturity, Third Edition
  • Copyright
    • Copyright © 1989, 1990, 2012 by Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
  • ISBN
    • ISBN 978-1-878693-31-0
  • Dedication
  • Description

What Is Maturity?

  • Maturity Defined
  • Maturity’s Source: Emotional Responsibility
    • 7 Reasons for Emotional Responsibility
  • Emotional Responsibility Used and Abused
    • Blame Game
  • The Secret of Maturity

Keys to Maturity

  • Run Your Own Mind
    • REBT
    • Attribution Theory
    • General Semantics
    • Internal Locus of Control
    • Inner-Directed Personality
  • Run Your Own Self
    • Self-Ownership
    • Self-Reliance
    • Personal Autonomy
    • Centering
    • Individualist versus Follower
    • External Referenting
  • More Keys to Maturity
    • To Thy Own Self Be True
    • Dependent Feelings Cause Dependent Behaviors
    • Detachment
    • Codependency
    • Boundaries and Limits
    • Systems Theory
    • Creativity
    • Solitude
  • True Strength
    • Immunity to Insults
  • Culture and Maturity
  • Why Immature?

6 Levels of Emotional Maturity

  • Level 1 of Emotional Maturity
    • Emotional Responsibility
  • Level 2 of Emotional Maturity
    • Emotional Honesty
  • Level 3 of Emotional Maturity
    • Emotional Openness
  • Level 4 of Emotional Maturity
    • Emotional Assertiveness
  • Self-Concept: The Enemy Within
  • Level 5 of Emotional Maturity
    • Emotional Understanding
  • Level 6 of Emotional Maturity
    • Emotional Detachment
  • First Self-Test for Emotional Maturity
    • Scoring
    • Level One Items: Emotional Responsibility
    • Level Two Items: Emotional Honesty
    • Level Three Items: Emotional Openness
    • Level Four Items: Emotional Assertiveness
    • Level Five Items: Emotional Understanding
    • Level Six Items: Emotional Detachment
  • Second Self-Test for Emotional Maturity
    • Scoring
    • Emotional Responsibility
    • Emotional Honesty
    • Emotional Openness
    • Emotional Assertiveness
    • Emotional Understanding
    • Emotional Detachment

8 Basic Emotional Skills

  • 1 Detaching, Letting Go, and Freeing Feelings
  • 2 Choosing and Deciding on Feelings
  • 3 Directing and Using Feelings
  • 4 Protecting, Containing, and Caring for Feelings
  • 5 Understanding Feelings or Having Emotional Insight
  • 6 Allowing and Experiencing Feelings
  • 7 Accepting Recognized or Identified Feelings
  • 8 Expressing and Communicating Feelings

Assorted Additions

  • Dualistic Scale for Maturity
  • Middle Way or Synthesis Scale for Maturity
  • 5 Thinking Positions Scale for Maturity
  • 11 Irrational Beliefs
  • 10 Emotions
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Acceptance
    • Do Accept from Self
    • Don’t Accept from Others
  • 2 Poems about Maturity
    • Blame Game
    • Nothing Makes Me Feel Anything
  • Extrovert versus Introvert
  • Final Insights
    • Cause of Emotions
    • Movie Examples for Intention, Expectation, and Interpretation
    • Share the Secret

Quotations on Maturity

  • Alphabetical by Author

End

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