he person experiences a psychosocial crisis which could have a positive or negative outcome for personality development.
hese crises are of a psychosocial nature because they involve psychological needs of the individual
he acquisition of basic virtues.
the ego can use to resolve subsequent crises.
can result in a reduced ability to complete further stages and therefore a more unhealthy personality and sense of self
children assert themselves more frequently through directing play and other social interaction
the primary feature involves the child regularly interacting with other children at schoo
explore their interpersonal skills through initiating activities.
children develop a sense of initiative and feel secure in their ability to lead others and make decisions.
Too much guilt can make the child slow to interact with others and may inhibit their creativity
A healthy balance between initiative and guilt is important. Success in this stage will lead to the virtue of purpose,