Timothy Rogers, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist mfc101500
Identity is an overarching term that describes the way that an individual sees themselves in the context of the world around them. Your identity may include your background, social groups, and features of your personality that distinguish you as an individual. It can also include your beliefs, qualities and traits that make you unique amongst others.
Ultimately, identity refers to how you display and describe yourself in the context of the people around you. Identity is something that some people struggle with as they work to understand themselves as individuals. There may be aspects of your identity that you are very proud of, or others that you are uncomfortable with.
It is common to be unsure of your identity, especially as you grow and experience new social settings. If you feel that you are struggling with accepting or understanding your identity, talking with a therapist may help you work through these complex feelings.