21 Signs Someone Is Actually A Well-Adjusted Individual

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I think it's safe to say that all adults fall into two categories: they either have their sh*t together, or they don't. We'd all like to think we are well-adjusted and perfect, but it's often just not the case. We all have our own stuff going on, and handle situations differently.

Becoming a well-adjusted person with their sh*t together takes a lot of time and life experiences. Most people in their 20s just don't have their sh*t together, because they still have some growing up to do. I can safely say I fall into that category, and I'm sure a lot of you do too.

So how does one become well-adjusted? How can you even tell if someone actually has their sh*t together? Well, just look for the following 21 signs. They'll show you that it takes confidence, compassion, and a whole lotta chill to be well-adjusted. Don't worry, we'll all get there… one day. OR MAYBE NEVER?!? Gonna go hyperventilate into a bag now, l8er.

These are 21 signs that someone is a well-adjusted person & has their sh*t together:


I noticed this with my current girlfriend. I always thought I was doing ok until I met her. What I noticed was she was cool and legitimately happy with other people's achievements and success. I was not. I always thought I was, but whenever I was in a tough situation in life, seeing other people achieve something good made me sad inside. I never showed it so nobody had ever noticed until she called me out on it. That's when I realized if you are emotionally well-adjusted in life and happy with who you are, not only you wont care what your friends achieve and were they are standing in life, you'd genuinely be happy for them.


Being able to communicate effectively and maturely, despite being angry/upset.


Bad shit happens to them and they're bothered by it, but then roll with it and continue along their journey. A balance between being affected by your day to day life but not letting it divert your life's journey.


Being able to laugh at yourself.

Written by Alex Cogen

Alex is a New Yorker currently living in Austin. She loves cats, grass, and latex but unfortunately is allergic to all 3. She makes mom and dad jokes more than she cares to admit (jk she'll admit it loud and proud). She isn't as funny as she thinks she is. She is the founder of thelazygurl.com.