He sees some of who he is, he is looking at his reflection. It is the self concept theory because it is how he sees him self.

James Marcia's Identity Theory: Understanding Adolescents' Search For Identity:

There are four identity status which include: Identity discussion which is a stage in which the person has no idea who they are or what they want. The second is called foreclosure which is where the person has made commitments to beliefs without exploring options. The third stage is called moratorium, which is where people keep exploring all the many options and beliefs but never seem to make a commitment. Identity achievement is the fourth and final stage in which people have explored many options and beliefs and possibilities for themselves and have made commitments to what makes than comfortable and happy.


Throughout the year of taking college courses my identity has not been changed. I still have the same values and beliefs as I did before. However, I have learned how to better manage my time and discovered how I work the most efficiently. My relationships over the course of this year there have been several that have grown stronger and better than ever. There are also some in which the person and I have drifted apart, because we have completely different interest and not as much in common as we used to have. It makes me sad to think about not being as close to certain people but at the same time I am thankful for all of the memories that have been made with them. Self concept for me has been changed throughout the year. Based on what other people and my idea of myself throughout the year has slowly changed. Self concept is based of of two different portions. Two of them being personal identity and social identity. Personal identity for me has pretty much remained the same throughout the school year. Social identity for me has gone through some transformation. I have in the past cheered since the seventh grade, and this year as cheer tryouts begin Monday the 18th at the highschool I will not be participating in them. I have decided to do cross country and play soccer instead, this is a big change for me and I am still very unsure about how I will like it. I do enjoy running and soccer a great deal though so I am excited to see what these new opportunities will bring me.

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2 years ago

Trying to figure out who he is