I will talk about of Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development as well as my own idea for this.
We all know that Eric Erickson’s theory believes that personality develops in a series of stages. Also He describes the impact of social experience across the whole lifespan of a person.
One of the main elements of Erikson’s psychosocial stage theory is the development of ego identity. The sense of oneself as a distinct continuous entity that was EGO identity means. How does this develop? It is developed through social interaction.
According to Erikson, our ego identity is constantly changing due to new experience and information we acquire in our daily interactions with others. In addition to ego identity, He also believed that a sense of competence also motivates behaviors and actions. Each stage in Erikson’s theory is concerned with becoming competent in an area of life. If the stage is handled well, the person will feel a sense of mastery, which he sometimes referred to as ego strength or ego quality. If the stage is managed poorly, the person will emerge with a sense of inadequacy.
In each stage, Erikson believed people experience a conflict that serves as a turning point in development. In his view, these conflicts are centered on either developing a psychological quality or failing to develop that quality. During these times, the potential for personal growth is high, but so is the potential for failure.
.. As to my understanding we have to options in life. To handle things well or should I say handle conflicts well and become masters of our own craft or managed these conflicts poorly and result to being inadequate to oneself.
We all experience conflicts, problems, trial or often we call disagreements in life. We have our own choice, to face this or walk away and feel that sense of inadequacy in us.
Are we going to deal these conflicts maturely or deal with these in a childish way?
Life is a wonderful gift of God and this life is should be enjoyed with HIM, friends and many great opportunities.
Live life to the fullest and know that we are blessed!