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Erikson felt that peers have a strong impact on the development of ego identity

during adolescence. He believed that association with negative groups such as cults
or fanatics could actually "redistrict" the developing ego during this fragile time. The
basic strength that Erikson found should develop during adolescence is fdelity,
which only emerges from a cohesive ego identity. Fidelity is known to encompass
sincerity, genuineness and a sense of duty in our relationships with other people.