Identity Moratorium

Identity moratorium is a period of identity development that occurs after the adolescent stage of identity diffusion and is generally considered the longest period of that development. It is a period of active searching and exploring alternatives to current situations. This is seen as a time where a person questions their earlier choices; whether or not to change college majors, whether to marry or remain single, exploration of sexual identity, etc. Once these questions are resolved a person finally approaches the stage of identity achievement in which the individual finds their true sense of self.

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