The fourth stage is competence stage, which is for those in high school. In the stage, a child will learn to master the skills developed in the third stage and know how to relate to peers according to rules.
The fifth stage is the stage of fidelity, which is the duration of adolescence. In the stage, the skills that are mastered in the fourth stage enables the adolescent to answer satisfactorily the question ‘Who am i?’ this is the stage where there is development of intimacy. The sixth stage involves the stage of love where there is learning intimacy and isolation. The stage involves experiencing the true intimacy (Hoare, 2002). The seventh stage is the stage of care where once one learns about love, the stage involves generativist in the form of parenthood and marriage. The last stage according to Erickson is the stage of wisdom. The stage is that which involves adjustment and integrity. There is belief that one is independent and challenges the new.
In the stages, it is seen that the childhood stages are important in development of the other stages as the stages develop from the other.