I'd say so, yes. I'd rather be smart and alone than be an idiot in a group of dunces. I sadly see this on a daily basis with both children and adults, which makes me wonder, "why do I give a **** what these people think?"But is it better to be mature and lonely than immature with friends?
I don't need to conclude that SA = emotional immaturity before I start adopting new models to become "emotionally mature". I already recognize that SA is a problem... that's enough motivation for me to seek out solutions.I think it may be a good to realize, so one can start adopting new models and really start to change the way of thinking.
The part about empathy... people with SA are able to see things from other people's perspectives... becoming absorbed and insecure because of our negative thoughts isn't a matter of maturity or immaturity, it's a matter of proper functioning -- that's why SA is a disorder... (contra something that is in order).Emotional immaturity is not being able to see things in the big picture and not knowing how to handle emotions. They only see one point of view (their own) and react to that.
I'll say SA is definitely a form of immaturity. They don't see the big picture of social interaction and worry about their own self-image. They get stuck in negative thought patterns and aren't even aware of it. I would know, I lived it.