Personal Development And Erickson's Theory Of Personality Development

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“Personality or Identity is the one of a kind route in which every individual considers, acts, and feels all through life." (Ciccarelli, 2009, p. 502). Personality is frequently mistaken for character, "Which alludes to esteem judgements made around an individual’s ethics or moral conduct. A few people even mistake identity for personality which can be characterized as the continuing qualities with which every individual is conceived, for example, touchiness or versatility. Personality demonstrates distinctive ways that the individual attributes and conduct of an individual can be clarified. One reason that personality can 't be clarified or a clarification does not exist is on the grounds that identity is extremely hard to measure conclusively …show more content…
(Freidman, 2012). Erickson’s stage theory from Infancy to Late adulthood explains everything about the personality changes in a person. At every stage in life there is a new identity that we in contemporary society look for. Erickson talks about the ego skill gained during each of the different stages and how identity formation is a lifelong process. Many other theorists such as Freud talk about psychosexual stages or Karen Horney’s 10 Neurotic needs. To me these other theories about personality development don’t really show us as individuals changing or gaining anything new such as Erickson’s theory. Erickson emphasized the importance of many social relationships that occurs in the development of personalities. He believed that social contacts were most important in the development stages. Today I can see many adults who are in the 6th and 7th stages of development, which are intimacy versus isolation and also Generativity Versus …show more content…
Erikson 's was more focused on dealing with the most punctual stages and youth, rather than taking note of that perhaps adults who did not experience certain phases as children or adolescents, may actually experience them sometime down the road, still making his stages suitable but used in altered orders or possibly two stages at once. Erikson didn’t understand that more consideration may have been paid to the stages and certain complications in life that we face with these stages, other than just the things he mentioned in his eight stages. Many people I know suffer from different disorders, and I think that Erickson could have emphasized what happens to people who go through these difficulties in life such as bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and more. I for one trust that his assumption would have improved however not drastically, giving more data about these things. Erikson 's was more involved with the earliest stages and youth, instead of things that, maybe adults who did not go through assured stages as young people may go through later in their

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