The age of a modern person is estimated according to passport data, health status, social achievements and attitude. The psychological age depends on how much the person is adapted to the world, to life, to his past and future. It is a question of subjective evaluation of one's inner emotions in the surrounding reality. It happens that a person feels much younger than his own years. Although in the age of an avalanche of information, even adolescents live under the burden of unnecessary knowledge, complicating the natural development of the individual.
The psychological age directly depends on whether the person believes that the years he has lived are productive from his point of view. That is why family people feel more in accordance with their biological and passport time. After all, they have their children before their eyes. With the advent of grandchildren, people for some reason, in spite of logic, feel much younger than they really are. This has been proved by numerous studies. According to their results, the older a person, the more years he sheds on the attitude of the world.
Nevertheless, emotional development is a very individual sphere. Especially as psychologists often see in the discrepancy between the biological clock and the spiritual state of the intrigues of the unconscious. If in the distant past there was an event on which a person was obsessed, then his psychological age will become intensified to accumulate. The past will always be more important than the future. Old age, it is characterized by an experience in detail of what can not be changed, can not be changed. This is a murderous recognition of helplessness, which you can conquer by building new plans, even short-term or less important, but necessarily concerning the future.
A person walking, stomping, shuffling to new achievements, remains alert, benevolent, has a young psychological age. There is no time to pay attention to the grievances of nature, because there are so many unknown things ahead that need to be understood, understood, studied, which was previously unavailable.
To make a self-assessment of the psychological age, you need to determine the level of your life activity, appearance, state of mind and interests. This is the first scheme, of four points.
The following algorithm takes into account the intellect, social status and level of personal growth. Only three points, the scheme is suitable for people with high ambitions.
With any analysis of the questions analyzed, the psychological age will depend on how the person sees himself at each test point, realized in full or with a reserve of potential. The main thing, when thinking about it, is not to rely on the opinions of others, accidentally abandoned phrases or on attitudes accepted in society. For example, retirement years, the birth of children, grandchildren, divorces, marriages.
A separate topic about pensioners. How in the civilized countries teachers and nurses manage to add several thousand a year to travel to an old age, this is an economic mystery for us. But their self-awareness is categorically different from the desperation of our grandfathers and grandmothers. I had to see in the mountains of Cyprus the happy wrinkled faces of old Germans and Englishmen. It was a lesson of sincere joy.
My psychological age is not burdened by pessimism and despair. Psychologists advise meditating with their own way. Imagine yourself, having fun, smiling, rejoicing. Experience confirms that drawing up plans for the future, however, has a curative effect on the soul and body. It must be remembered that alcohol, nicotine, caffeine is nothing. In comparison with them, natural natural seratonin and dosed adrenaline is much more pleasant to feel in your own body. Therefore, an exceptionally healthy lifestyle is a reliable barrier to psychological old age.