Essay: Identity Formation
It is points of worth to mention that identity is core to person’s personality add value and magnitude to the world of that person. On this concept, Eriksson’s model of origin of ethnic identity theory, propose 8 psychological stages in development of a healthy personality for an individual.
However, the fifth phase of identity versus identity diffusion of personality development is more appropriate to this research. In this phase, the person is usually faced with major task of integrating previous childhood stages with later adulthood stages of development (Carolyn,1999, p.195). Contrarily, there is distinction between childhood stages of development whereby in later stages of development increasing meaning is given to the availability, peers and coercive nature of society. This is opposed to previous childhood phases when particular meaning is given to images of children’s bodies and those of their parents.