Dep1004 Assignment 1 Essay

Submitted By Rachel-Hiller
Words: 428
Pages: 2

Rachel Hiller
DEP 1004
Mon, and Tues 930-1045a

Looking over Erikson’s 8-stage psychological theory I think personally I fall under two stages, stage 5: ego identity vs. role confusion, and stage 6: intimacy vs. isolation. Stuck between adolescence and young adult. Stage 5 is the development from childhood to adolescent, during this stage you try and find your identity to try and find out who exactly as a person you are. I think I’m still in this stage because I’m still trying to determine what I want in life, and who I want to become. I know that I want to be successful and I would love to become a nurse, but I still have second thoughts about the nursing part because there are so many other things out there that I don’t know about and I haven’t been exposed to. In this stage you are also just exploring the possibilities and starting to become more independent. I’m a very needy person so trying to become independent has been a challenge for me to overcome, I’m still trying to get the hang of it. I have my own job and I pay for my own bills, but I still like my mother to take me places and make me my lunch. These are all simple things that some people start doing themselves at probably around twelve, but it’s taking me longer to develop my independence. Stage 6 intimacy verses isolation: it’s about exploring relationships and wanting more of a long term commitment from someone outside the family. I think I fall under this part of the category as well because I have been dating this guy