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Identity Diffusion: Stuck in Life

Identity Diffusion is defined as: “A state of uncertainty about one’s role, purpose, and meaning in life.” It commonly occurs in adolescents but may persist throughout adulthood, making individuals feel lost and out of place. Identity diffusion occurs when people are not allowed to explore themselves. This concept was discussed by Erik Erikson in his theory of psychosocial development. Most often, these individuals are less autonomous and more prone to giving in to external pressures. This blog post provide some insights into characteristics of identity and its various dimensions.

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Identity Vs Role Confusion: The Dilemma


Identity and role confusion are crucial aspects of human development, especially during adolescence. As individuals transition from childhood to adulthood, they face the challenging task of understanding who they are and their place in society. This period of self-discovery can be both exciting and overwhelming, as individuals explore various roles, values, and beliefs. Erik Erikson, a prominent developmental psychologist, described the identity vs role confusion stage as the psychosocial dilemma. This stage comes after the industry vs inferiority phase and marks the end of childhood. Youth begins at this stage.

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