Toddlerhood (1 to 3 years) Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt
You are a coward!
I'm so sorry for teasing you...
Robert's family raises a dog, Lucky. One day, Robert was playing with Lucky and accidentally stepped Lucky's tail. Lucky was hurt and barked at him unintentionally. Then, Robert got scared, so he starts to cry.
Preschool (3 to 6 years) Initiative vs. Guilt
Look at this! You are playing with Lucky!
After Robert had that experience, he became afraid of dogs. One day, he went to a park with his family and Chris' family, which is his neighborhood. While Robert and Chris were playing together, a dog suddenly came to them. Robert starts to cry and Chris teased at him because Robert is afraid of dogs. Because of Chris, Robert develops shame in being afraid of dogs.
Elementary School (6 years to puberty) Competence vs. Inferiority
Mom! Dad! I got first prize!
Later on that day, Chris apologizes Robert for teasing him.
Adolescence (teen years into 20s) Identity vs. Role Confusion
What should I do?
Robert's parents wanted him to get over with his trauma, so they showed him a video of him playing with Lucky when he was young. But it was hard for him to overcome.
I'm still afraid of dogs...
Robert was outstanding in running, because he practiced everyday for when he has to run away from dogs. On the sports day, he participated as a runner. He was confident in himself and as he expected, he won the first prize in running.
Robert started to think about his career. The problem is, he loves running but he doesn't want to be an athlete. Also, he doesn't know what to do in the future. So, he went to career counselor to find out what to do. He also began to think of things that he loves to do any other than running.