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18 Jul 2005

Personality Clash
I really do need serious advice. I am a teen but I know it and many people have told me that I have a strong and very mature personality for my age. I always try to handle any problem and situation as an adult would. My problem is that not many adults either agree with this or they somehow get threatend by it and I always seem to come of wors. i feel like I don't fit I am to mature for my peers even though I have friends they don't satisfy me as a person and I always feel I have got more to offer than they want or expect. What can I do?
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

I wonder what's really going on, John. Some of us are indeed, as teens, more mature than others. But there is value in enjoying being a teen, even if a mature one ( as you never again in life get a chance to be one ) rather than trying to be an adult. Yes, some teens ( indeed some in their 20's and 30's ) are distressingly immature and even childish, and may be very boring companions for you and many others. If adults disagree that your world-view or your way of looking at things is adult or compatible with their views, it may be that you're being too confrontational, unnecessarily.
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