Robert Frost said, “Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or self confidence.”
I believe that one of the greatest signs of maturity is being able to listen to constructive criticism or a differing opinion while managing your emotions to stay in the logical part of your brain. This is where you can actually process, reflect and learn. The second you become defensive, lose your temper or feel threatened, the limbic part of your brain kicks in and its all over.
Abe Maslow said, “What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.”