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Adolescence Phase

 What does adolescence mean?

Adolescence is the transition phase from childhood to adulthood. This is a time when adolescents experience the most dramatic biological, psychological and social changes. Socially, they have more freedom, but they also experience more pressure to conform to societal norms and expectations.

Adolescence Stage

The maturing process can be very stressful for teens as their bodies change and their brains mature.

The period of adolescence is an unstable age stage that falls in the age period between 12 and 21 years, during which the adolescent faces many serious physical and psychological fluctuations, and therefore needs double care and special attention, and this is one of the most difficult stages for a teenager and his family because his relationship with them changes and he wants to impose himself on them.

This step is divided into three sections:

  • The first stage of adolescence, in the age period of 12 to 14 years, is the stage of the beginning of biological changes.
  • The middle adolescence phase corresponds to the age period from 14 to 18 years and the end of adolescence.
  • The age period from 18 to 21, is the period of late adolescence and entry into the stage of maturity, called the youth stage.

Weakness of personality in adolescents:

The period of adolescence is the stage of psychological and physical fluctuations, it can affect the personality of the adolescent and impose itself on others, or he isolates himself from others and becomes involved, which leads to significant weakness. of his personality, and that weakness may accompany him for a long time and may remain for a long time.

Therefore, in this article, we will introduce you to the causes and manifestations of personality weakness in adolescents.

The causes of personality weakness in adolescents are: 

  • Lack of self-esteem.
  • Rejection by family.
  • Lack of knowledge and skills.
  • Family issues.
  • Negative past experiences.
  • Insufficient life goals.
  • Biological factors, such as genetics or neurobiology, and psychosocial factors, such as a person's environment.
  • Some teens may have a precarious home life that leads to depression, which may lead to a strong desire to adapt, and other teens may experience an inappropriate home environment or a lack of proper parental guidance, which may lead to antisocial behavior and miscommunication.
  • The negligence of the teenager by the parents can be one of the most important reasons that lead the teenager to lose his self-confidence, and therefore it generates a feeling of guilt and, therefore, weakens the personality of the teenager.
  • The harsh criticism of his parents towards him and the feeling of his inability to fulfill their desire for something, especially in future affairs, and therefore this creates a feeling of weakness in him.

Signs of Personality Weakness in Teenagers

The teenage years are a difficult time for many, and one of the ways it manifests is through personality weaknesses. 

These weaknesses can be perceived in different ways, and if you think your child or student is suffering from them, here are some signs to look for:

  •  They have trouble making decisions about what they want to do with their lives.
  • They struggle academically, even though they are smart.
  • They have difficulty controlling their impulses and emotions.
  • They seem uninterested in others and prefer to be alone rather than with friends or family members most of the time.
  • They don't feel comfortable expressing their feelings or needs to those around them because they fear rejection by people or groups of people who may not yet understand them very well. It can also get them in trouble when they try to communicate those same feelings or needs verbally rather than through written text messages which have become more common among teens today due to technological advances in recent years, such as smartphones and tablets, it's worse for parents so parents need to make sure their kids know how important it is to talk face-to-face whenever possible, although there may be some awkwardness at first.

Treatment of personality weakness in adolescents

Personality impairment in adolescents is a common problem and the reason is that it becomes difficult for a person to control their emotions and actions as they age.

Therefore, the best way to treat personality disorders in adolescents is to improve their personality through counseling or a therapy session.
Parents need to pay close attention to their children's personality weaknesses which, if not handled well, can harm their future development.
Here are some keys to making teenagers happy and successful:

  • Encourage them to make friends and help them find interests with others.
  • Be positive about teens' strengths and support them when they show improvement in their weaknesses.
  • Help your teens learn to manage their time by planning their daily activities and scheduling them in advance.
  • Don't compare one teenager to another, everyone has their personality and strengths, so encourage each child individually to develop these qualities.
  • Allows the Teenager to make decisions by himself and to take responsibility.
  • Punishment of the adolescent by means other than beating, due to its negative impact on his psyche.
  • To help the teenager to succeed and to encourage him with love to progress after having failed to achieve his dreams.

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