My Life Through Erikson 's Eyes Essay

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My Life through Erikson’s Eyes
What kind of person am I? What kind of person others see in me? And what kind of person I 'd like to be? Those are the kind of questions that people tend to ask themselves during different stages of their lives. Personality is a huge aspect that will impact how your life develops. Therefore how personality is defined? According to Allport’s definition personality is “the dynamic organization within the individual of those psychophysical systems that determine his characteristic behavior and thought." In other words personality is the unique way of behavior and thoughts of an individual that is influenced by psychological and social factors.
Erik Erikson’s psychosocial theory address what he believe is the principal factor in the development of an individual personality. According to this theory, a person must to go through eight different stages, since the moment of birth till the moment of death. Each stage will be characterized by a psychosocial crisis that will help to mold our personality. Also, each stages involves two opposing emotional forces, that the individual will end creating more disposition to one than the other. Erikson stated that an individual could return to a previous phase to accomplish
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