Identity is the way you think about yourself and how others perceive you. It includes your values, beliefs, physical attributes, and personality. Developing a strong sense of identity is important for self-confidence and self-esteem.
CULTURAL IDENTITY: A person's sense of belonging to a group or culture based on shared beliefs, experiences, and language SOCIAL IDENTITY: A person’s sense of self that is shaped by their relationships with other people. It is formed by the groups and communities a person is a part of. IDENTITY POLITICS: a political approach that is based on people's sense of their racial, religious, ethnic, social, and cultural identity. IDENTITY FORMATION: the process of developing a distinct identity or sense of self during adolescence.
The concept of identity and of having an identity is not something that is unique to humans. Even non-human primates such as chimpanzees have a sense of identity. Most countries have laws that allow people to legally change their identities if they wish. The term 'identity' is derived from the Latin word 'identitas,' which translates to 'sameness.'
Did you know?
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the world. In most countries, a person's identity is not legally established until the age of 18.
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How has your identity been shaped by your experiences?
Brain break: Draw something that represents a part of your identity
What is the definition of identity?
- The physical appearance of a person
- The qualities, beliefs, and values that make a person unique
- The place where a person was born
Which of the following is an example of cultural identity?
- Language and traditions
- Favorite color
- Eye color and height
What does gender identity refer to?
- One's physical characteristics
- One's nationality
- One's internal sense of being male, female, or something else
What does personal identity encompass?
- Physical appearance only
- Academic achievements
- Individual experiences, beliefs, values and personality traits
What are some of the ways that identity is shaped by our interactions with others?
True or False: Identity is fixed and unchangeable.
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