It can be confusing when someone acts in ways that seem selfish, oblivious, disrespectful, self-centred, reactive, or rude. But the thing is, most of the time when people repeatedly act in these ways it’s because they lack emotional maturity. They both don’t recognize the impact of their words or behaviours on others, and they don’t know what to do with their own emotions or how to regulate themselves. When we can see that the way someone is behaving is not about us, but about them not knowing how to cope with their own big feelings it can help us stay calm, centred and grounded – which also then allow us to build our own emotional maturity.