Self Analysis Essay
I have applied Carl Jung and Erik Erikson’s theories to my own personality. I examined myself, took a Jung typology test and interviewed family to try and gain the most accurate information to work with. I thoroughly review the concepts of both psychologists’ theories on personality. I surprising found analyzing myself very difficult, but it has proven to be a very interesting learning experience. This self-analysis has helped me identify problems with my personality and given me a drive to change them.
Personality Traits and Characteristics I had assumed that analyzing my own personality would be an easier task than analyzing the personality of a …show more content…
Erikson’s psychosocial stages of development are centered on the polarity that children encounter during certain phases of their life. This theory proposes eight epigenetic stages, each entailing its own life crisis in which an individual can turn one of two ways. Each psychosocial stage provides the individual with opportunities for certain basic virtues to develop (Engler, 2009). However, I am only going to focus on the first six stages of Erikson’s development