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Unformatted text preview: patterns (McAdams, 2006). Dependant upon the level of development reached the individuals behavior will reflect this current or peak level of development. For instance: The individual currently in the conformist (I-3) stage will be preoccupied with appearances as evidenced by many preteen or teenage children. The individual at the I-3/4 stage will not only be concerned with appearances but will also experience “conflict” with the desire to fit in, perhaps become easily caught up in dramatics with regard to feelings or struggle. In contrast the individual reaching the higher stage of I-5 (Autonomous) will be less concerned with these issues and instead be better apt to reach a state of self-actualization (Mc Adams, 2006). References McAdams, Dan (2006). The person a new introduction to personality psychology (4th ed.). Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ....
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