Identity Development And Personality Prototype Essay

779 Words Feb 29th, 2016 4 Pages
Identity Development and Personality Prototype Developing a sense of identity and discovering your personality can be hard, particularly if you are an adolescent. The transition from childhood to adulthood, where to go to college, what to study, and what kind of work do I want to do? These are all questions that most teens have asked themselves many times. Often times, the answers to these questions change many times, before a final decision is made. Other times the decision may be made by someone other than the teen themselves. As a young adolescent, the most common identity statuses are diffusion and foreclosure. In the foreclosure and diffusion it is common for the young adolescent to either avoid making choices (diffusion) or to be told what to do (foreclosure). The moratorium stage is the stage in which adolescents are exploring different options but have yet to make a choice. The last stage is the achievement stage where the adolescent has explored different options and made a specific choice. Although this is the typical order of identity status, the search for one’s identity does not have to be completed in any order or sequence.(Kail & Cavanuagh, 2014) My brother always knew he would make a career out of the Military. My parents had drilled it into his head since he was a little boy. I never remember him talking about anything other than the military. He joined the army right after high school and has been in for twenty four years and will retire soon. He…

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