Characteristics of emotional development during childhood and adolescence

  • Childhood is the time when joy, fear, sadness, and rage are initially created.
  • When children begin to have a sense of identity, they begin to experience more complex emotions including shame, guilt, elation, pride, surprise, empathy, and shyness.
  • Adolescence is a stage when emotions are extremely unstable and people frequently feel many emotions at once.
  • Due to the unpredictability of emotions, people might fluctuate from being exceedingly busy and extremely indolent.
  • Adolescents face social awkwardness and have a heightened awareness of their surroundings.
  • Adolescents begin to have a sense of who they are and begin to think about how they present themselves to others.
  • People can acquire self-awareness, interpersonal skills, decision-making abilities, and social abilities through emotional growth.