I paid close attention to my peers and thought to myself how could I do this

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had because I had been so focused on trying to impress people and being someone I was not. I paid close attention to my peers and thought to myself “how could I do this particular thing right?” Insecurity towards my family and peers are what brought me to close myself up and be seen as “what exactly can she do?” which led to a bunch of red flags to my sense of belonging. I did start to doubt myself and lose any motivation I would have which looking back at it, hurts me to think about because there are so many things I would like to tell my past self. I know I had the potential but I had been blinded by the negative feedback I felt I received.
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The Eight Stages of My Life 6 Identity vs. Role Confusion. In this stage, there are different social roles that come to play like being a citizen, a friend and a student. Our key to learning are our role models and peers. Adolescents begin to form their own identity to what they conform to. Some teens aren't so lucky because they are sometimes pushed to see views of another such as their parents or to what society says is “politically correct”. In my early teens, I was lucky enough to find my sense of belonging. Something I was so desperately craving in my early years sadly. High school came and it surprises me to say that things were surprisingly better than middle school ever was. During my 4 years, the knowledge of adulthood coming nearer and nearer gave me extreme anxiety. I knew what I wanted to do in life , but being able to achieve my goals was a struggle. I thought my financial status, personality and knowledge would completely ruin any goals I had which eventually did put me in a identity crisis. But I looked around throughout the years to see so many other people going through the same crisis. Even worse than my situation. They continued to push forward so why couldn’t I. It’s weird for me to say that I receive more praise from my boyfriend I met my junior year of high school than my parents. My parents are open to me having my own thoughts and ideas so sometimes they don’t get as involved in my life as i’d like them to but at this point in my life, i'm okay with whatever I receive. They let me be who I am and don’t push me into their views which I do appreciate greatly. Intimacy vs. Isolation is stage 6 of development. In this period, I would think you have a better understanding of who you are. Erik Erikson says that we can either form relationships of intimacy within family, peers and or our significant other. Not having these type of relationship
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The Eight Stages of My Life 7 leads one to feel lonely and isolated. Having friends and partners are crucial for our development. I am not quite there yet myself but I feel like I do have a feeling of where I’d be friendship and relationship wise. I’ve learned to cut out all negative era from my life that kept me from feeling powerless. Nothing will change as I enter early adulthood. With the relationships I have now, I know they will only become stronger as I go. I’ve learned in the past that it is better
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