There is a lot that can be said about certain child-like behaviors in adults that make everything twenty times more dramatic than it has to be. These people either know they are causing a scene or they are completely blind to their emotions and don’t care for the way others feel.
As a consequence, these behaviors bring out the worst in people, which often times results in them losing their friends, family, loved ones, and anyone else who doesn’t want to put up with their nonsense.
It is important that we stay mindful, not only to others, but ourselves. If you do not carry yourself as an adult then you will not be treated as an adult.
So, to avoid losing your friends and family, here are four child-like behaviors that everyone should resist demonstrating in public:
1. Over-Exaggerating the End of the World
If you are a person who wakes up every morning feeling as if there will be nothing but chaos, terror, fear, or any kind of negative emotion in the day to come, then chances are you are prone to over-exaggeration on something very small and insignificant. Avoid acting out in this manner. There may even be times where you over-exaggerate the good things that happen as well. People do not look at this quality in a person fondly, and often consider them to be way too overly dramatic.
2. Temper Tantrums
If you are a person who loves to throw temper tantrums, then there’s a chance you are probably the most inappropriate person out of all your friends. If you seriously think that throwing a tantrum at the people you’re with is going to solve anything or get you anything that you want, you should really reconsider your actions. Try your best to contain your outbursts. Try to think of a more constructive way to get the things that you want other than throwing a huge fit in front of everyone.
3. Outwardly Embarrassing
If you like to attract the attention of others through being obnoxious or annoying, then please reconsider acting on these behaviors. People really despise it when they have to address someone who is forcefully trying to get them to pay attention. You cannot control people this way, they will approach you on their own terms. This behavior is extremely embarrassing especially for your friends or family members that may be around you at the time. There are much better ways to approach people to get their attention.
Being depressed is a valid reason for some of these behaviors. The same goes for anyone who experiences self-destructiveness. If you find yourself punching holes in walls, punching yourself, hitting the floor in a tantrum, picking at your skin, or having any other kind of self-destructive behavior, please seek some kind of professional counseling. You are not only a danger to others, but more importantly you are a danger to yourself. Self-destructive tendencies do not end well.
Hopefully this helped you identify some of the worst behaviors in people you hang out with, or within yourself, to get the help you deserve.
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