Erikson Timeline

  • Trust vs. Mistrust

    Trust vs. Mistrust
    This stage is from birth - 1 years old. In this stage we are figuring out who we can and cannot trust. We base our trust off of who our consistent caregivers are. Completion of this stage sets up confidence and security for the child. I was a very trusting and happy baby. My mom says there were no people I didn't like, and I was always happy and laughing.
  • Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt

    Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt
    This stage is from 1-3 years old. We begin to sate our independence during this stage. As we progress into this stage we start to walk, and develope confidence in our ability to survive in the world. We must be encouraged to make their own choice and ideas to continue in development. I was a very fixed on being indepent, and my parents would usually try to let me. My mom though wanted to help me with lots of my issues which was not my favorite thing.
  • Initative vs. Guilt

    Initative vs. Guilt
    This stage is from 3-6 years old. As we go through thisstage we start to assert ourselves more. WE do this by annoucing what we are doing and intiving people to play with us. Completion of this stage properly shows confidence in being a leader. I was very bossy as a child, and even as a teen now. I didn't really announce what I would being doing at the moment, but if I was doing something I would probably have a friend doing it with me weather if it was a doll or a human.
  • Industry vs. Inferiority

    Industry vs. Inferiority
    This stage is from ages 6- puberty. During this stage we start to feel industrious by begining our own projects, and seeing them through. I was very good at starting multiple porjects at once and only seeing one or two of them through. My mom said I didn't really show sign of self doubt, but I would avoid things I couldn't do very well. She feels bad that they didn't pick up on this sooner, because I was later diagnosed with dyslexia years after the signs started that reading was hard for me.
  • Identity vs. Role Confusion

    Identity vs. Role Confusion
    This stage is during adolescence. This stage is very important because we are starting to become more independent, and look at what the furture holds for us. We do this by using our idenity to explore possiable outcomes. I grew up a daughter of two full time lawyers, and I have always had a gift in winning arguments. Since about 8th grade I knew being a lawyers was what I wanted to be when I grew up. I also Have faced adversity on my journey so far which has caused a since of determination in me
  • Intimacy vs. Isolation

    Intimacy vs. Isolation
    This stage is during young adulthood. As we start this stage we explore relationship and work on our commitment to others for longer times. If we have commitment issues or fear Intimacy it leads to isolation. I think in relationships I am very all or nothing, and they have to be two sided I'm not going to be the only one trying to make things work. My mom says I will find a husband, and I will have some friends from high school that I will still have good realtionships with.
  • Generativity vs. Stagnation

    Generativity vs. Stagnation
    This stage is during middle adulthood. During this time we establish careers, and start families. We begin to gove back to society by rasing our children, working, and being a part of our community. Not achieving these goals leads to feeling unproductive and being stagnant. My acid sees me having a family and being a D-Best lawyer just like her and my dad. She worries for me always because she is my mother, but has no doubt that things will go all right for me.
  • Ego Integrity vs. Despair

    Ego Integrity vs. Despair
    This stage happens as we grow older. We think back at our lives and think about if we lead a successful life. My mom thinks I will love a full life, and achieve all my goals that I would want to achieve