The Stage Of Erikson First Stage Essays

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In Erikson first stage it is Trust versus mistrust and the virtue that needs to be learned here is Hope. I do not remember this part of my life because this stage is from birth to one and half years old. I have been told as a child, I was very secure in my dealings with others and handling change with ease. So I must have mastered this stage because I was told that as a baby, I was very happy and content. According to Erikson the fact that I was a happy and content baby proves that I mastered this stage. If I had not mastered this stage I would have developed a sense of mistrust and will not have confidence in the world around me or my ability to influence events. I was told the opposite was true, so I must have mastered the stage and being able to move on to the next stage. The next stage in Erikson’s Psychosocial Stages is Autonomy versus Shame and Doubt the virtue mastered here is will. Again I do not remember doing any of this because the age range is from eighteen months to three years old. I have been told that during this time of my life I could put on my own clothes and pick out whatever I wanted to wear. There were times that I would not match or sometimes put my shoes on the wrong feet. I was allowed to try and correct these issues. My mother was willing to allow me to make these errors and only help when I could not do it. I was told that I was always exploring the world around me.
There was one time when I was about two years old that my mother came into the…

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