During adolescence, Fiennes-Tiffin would continue to rapidly develop physically as well as emotionally as he is transitioning from a child into an adult. He would need to develop a secure sense of self-concept where he understands that he is an individual and therefore unique and different from everyone else around him. He would also need to have a clear and stronger understanding of identity so that he can develop further important attachments within his life other than the one with his primary caregivers (mother and father). As a result, from this age the parents influence gradually diminishes. It can be a very stressful time to experience due to the involvement of new emotions such as love and needing to develop social relationships as well as taking upon responsibilities and becoming independent. Fiennes-Tiffin may begin to go through trials and tribulations at this stage in his life, for example experimenting with alcohol however he risks developing a long-term drinking problem due to permitting to alcohol through experimentation. This can consequently negatively affect his personal relationships not only with his caregivers but also one with another individual such as his current girlfriend, due to spending less time with them and seeming distant due to becoming solely dependant on alcohol. The reason for experimentation could be due to feeling that the role that his caregivers and society expects him to take upon is either unattainable or unappealing. Fiennes-Tiffin may experience confusion when balancing or choosing amongst identities and could potentially give up searching for the right identity due to frustration because of things not heading in a positive direction. It is necessary to have a clear understanding of identity in order to feel and become more secure when forming a sexual attachment with another individual as well as when working with others. This can prove to be very stressful as suffering from low self-esteem could prevent the development of identity due to Fiennes-Tiffin viewing himself under a negative light. The reason for this could be because of being bullied by his peers at high school that could potentially lead to further problems such as depression. To work through the process of developing an identity, Fiennes-Tiffin may try out different identities in a range of social situations. Therefore he may present one identity at home whilst presenting another whilst hanging around his peers. Identities that he may experiment with would be influenced by the type of people he hangs around with as friendship groups provide a sense of belonging and acceptance therefore Fiennes-Tiffin would become comfortable in when taking part in experimentation.
The development of self-concept
Fiennes-Tiffin having high self-esteem would be a very important part of emotional wellbeing. This is because self-esteem involves having self-confidence as well as self-acceptance and this is shaped by his feelings towards himself, as having negative thoughts and feeling about himself would result in low self-esteem and avoiding social interactions. However having high self-esteem would result in Fiennes-Tiffin finding it easier to make friends, develop relationships and handle conflicts. Having high self-esteem can result in him becoming optimistic and viewing his life and the world under a positive light. Due to the development of physical changes to his body, he may become more concerned about his physical appearance, more specifically his weight and how he is viewed by those around him. If Fiennes-Tiffin has poor body image by believing himself to be fat and not muscular enough then this can result in low self-esteem. His friendship group would also provide a sense of acceptance and belonging and Fiennes-Tiffin would begin to learn social-identity which is a part of self-concept which is derived from within the friendship group. Fiennes-Tiffin would define his social identity according to his similarities and differences to others, therefore would be motivated in finding the meaning in religion, gender and the ethnic category he belong in. Self-esteem can fluctuate through the different life stages, such as in adulthood, the factors that impact self-esteem may change such as high expectations for example, earning a well paying job and becoming successful. Life events that are difficult to cope with can also result in a lack of confidence and low self-esteem can be key exams within education that would determine whether future job is within Fiennes-Tiffins grasp.