Unsuccessful resolution would result in developmental problems during subsequent stages.
Transition Years. Trust vs. Faith in the environment and future events. Suspicion, fear of future events. Autonomy vs. A sense of self-control and adequacy.
Feelings of shame and self-doubt. Initiative vs. Industry vs. Ability to learn how things work, to understand and organize.
A sense of inferiority at understanding and organizing. Identity vs. Seeing oneself as a unique and integrated person. Confusion over who and what one really is. Early adulthood. Intimacy vs. Ability to make commitments to others, to love. Inability to form affectionate relationship. Middle age.
Generativity vs. Concern for family and society in general.
Aging years. Integrity vs. A sense of integrity and fulfillment; willingness to face death.
Dissatisfaction with life; despair over prospect of death.]