What is identity? Often, people confuse identity with personality. While personality describes your personal qualities such as being shy or outgoing, identity involves a combination of different aspects. Culture, language, family, friends, and society are a few of the aspects that helps shape a person's identity. For a person to feel identified, they must share similarities or differences with others. Sharing personality traits is effortless, but identity requires active engagement. Identity also involves
social identity. Furthermore, identity is an ever growing process through the interaction with others. The use language is part of accomplishing and displaying this shift.
Cultural identity has the ability to influence, and be influenced by, your experiences and background. Ethnicity, personal values, and upbringing are all contributing factors to cultural identity. In addition, cultural identity can shape how you perceive certain aspects of your life such as health and healthcare. A large contributing factor in cultural identity is ethnicity and religion. I was born in Canada, as were my parents and theirs before them. Therefore, if I had to label myself ethnically
of self, what is the self, what is the self in relation to the world and how do we define personal identity. In 1960 ‘in an essay concerning human understanding’ John Locke proposed that one’s personal identity is directly related to their own consciousness. It is important to have a clear definition of what we refer to as identity. For many philosophers it is generally agreed that identity refers to identity being one thing and not another. For example, it is the thing that makes me, me and you,
Brent Staples, Amy Tan and Frederick Douglass, their personal accounts of external struggles and internal warfare unleashes the untapped truth, one that flows unrelentingly, that becomes an almost microscopic lens that in even later years still bring to the surface an underlying seed. And as I stare at my reflection, watching as the seed within myself grows from an ordinary root to a sapling, a trail of thoughts elude me: What actually is our identity? In
Identity makes up who we are and how other perceive us. Most of the time who we are is different than who we are seen as. For the most part, people see me as quiet and introverted. However, once I trust a person enough, I tend to become more talkative and outgoing. I have a hard time expressing who I am to people who don't know me because of the risk that I may become vulnerable and possibly get hurt from it. Once I feel comfortable with a person or group, I am very loyal and supportive to them.
great luxury, but I’ve never been homeless. Despite some unfavorable experiences in my past, I am content with my life. The only aspect of my existence I consider slightly abnormal is that I am biracial. Most of my young life I struggled with my identity. People had difficulty placing my lighter eyes with my darker skin and curly hair. I’ve been called everything from Mexican to Hawaiian to Cuban. It was distressing to have my existence continuously questioned by children and adults, especially since
a small child who had never gone to school before, it was hard for me to accept the fact that I was going to uproot my life. But without that uprooting, my life would have been less challenging. The first change I encountered when I moved was a personal one: my name. My uncle, who can speak some Spanish, decided to help my parents come up with a name to replace “Yu-Han”. Yu means jade and gold, and Han means dedicated. To me, my Mandarin name brings me fortune and encourages me to devote myself
Identity. The concept which many people spend their whole lives attempting to shape into some perfect textbook entry. I have learned that identity is not only a matter of how the world looks at you or how you’ll be remembered, but a manifestation of everything I know, feel, and everything I have ever known or have ever felt. Who am I? Am I what this application says I am? A full IB student with a respectable GPA? Yes. But I am also that time when I failed that test. I’m that moment when a friend
defining life experiences. From the sport, I learned the value of perseverance, and explored my identity as a female athlete. During my college search, I learned that PennState is a community that would provide the opportunities further my academic and personal growth. Whether in the classroom or at a campus event, I want to share and develop my cheerleading experiences with the PennState community. Personal qualities that I value deeply, such as my perseverance, grew from my initial failure in cheerleading