Checkpoint: Stages of Ego Development

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The first phase of Janes Loevinger’s ego development is called the Infancy stage. Infants cannot use a complete sentence and as a substitute must depend on conclusions supported on observations.
The second phase of Janes Loevinger’s ego development is called the Impulsive stage. Though this is the known period for toddlers, individuals can be in this phase for a great deal longer, and in reality a certain amount of individuals stay in this impulsive point the their whole life. At this point a person’s ego maintains to be centered on physical emotions, central desires, and direct wants.

The third phase of Janes Loevinger’s ego development is called the Self-Protective stage. This phase is commonly associated with a person’s middle childhood. The self-protective ego is more cognitively refined than the impulsive ego, although they are still using a better consciousness of reason and result, of regulations and penalties, to acquire what that person may want from others. As a result, are more inclined to be oppressive, scheming, and self-indulgent.

The fourth phase of Janes Loevinger’s ego development is called the Conformist stage. The Conformist ego is extremely devote in fit in to and gaining the appraisal of significant groupings, such as peer groups seen in most schools. This stage is normally associated to the age group of individuals going into school. These people tend to see and assess who they are base on exterior matters like looks and status. .

The fifth phase of Janes Loevinger’s ego development is called the Self-Aware stage. This is the phase where most United States adults fall into. The self-aware ego illustrates an amplified but still incomplete understanding of profounder matters and the internal life of whom they are and who other people are.

The sixth phase of Janes Loevinger’s ego development is called the Conscientious stage. At this stage, the inclination in the direction of self-assessment and self-analysis carry on. The...
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