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suitable identity, failing to stay committed to one entity (Feldman, 2013). When assessing Talia, Ican determine that Talia is in the stage of (identity versus identity confusion) which proposes thatTalia’s attempt to decide what is unique and distinguishing about herself is causing her to lose self-esteem. Self-esteem is a person’s general and detailed positive and negative self-evaluation
(Feldman, 2013). Low self-esteem can lead to teenage pregnancy, alcoholism, and violent behavior. Due to her low self-esteem Talia sometimes experience problems concentrating, studying, or staying focused. Talia becomes very hard on herself which makes her become stuck in a sequence of disappointment. I also predict Talia may have trouble with making friends because she doesn’t really know who she is, especially since her father who is Asian doesn’t spend time with her to tech her the culture. She doesn’t know a lot about her Asian culture and this affects her relationship with peers. According to the text, throughout the identity-versus-identity-confusion stage social burdens are high (Feldman, 2013). Talia is having trouble making plans for college and she doesn’t even have any influence from friends that can ultimately help her make the decision of what she wants to do culinary or cosmetology. Talia is possibly experiencing discrimination in her high school from other teenagers from different cultures and groups. Talia and her family’s financial struggles may display another major reason for some of Talia’s low self-esteem issues. Adolescents frequently experience bullying because they are not wearing the latest designer clothing or shoes. According to an article, many Asian women are living in the United States are judged because of the clothing the culture requires them to wear.