Emotional maturity has been proven to be the most attractive trait an individual can have for a number of reasons. As a matter of fact, in some cases it’s given more importance than the intelligence quotient. However, what does it mean to be emotionally mature? When someone is emotionally mature, they possess full control over their emotions to an appreciable level that makes them handle even the worst of news with much prudence. They have empathy for others and often know how to de-escalate a conflict if necessary. They’re the person you go to when you have a tough issue you need to talk about.