Types Of Individual Identity

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An identity of an individual basically means the basic fixed factors and attributes associated with oneself which consists of age, gender, nationality, social class of an individual as well as their nationality, age or ethnicity. Though, the above definition comes across as fixed but the identities of individuals tend to change depending upon the situation in which they are in. People tend to change their identities based upon the situations they are in. It is fragmentary in nature or can be considered as a flux. Therefore, the dual definition of identity include the stable features of an individual that exist prior to the existence of a particular situation and it also includes the dynamic accomplishments that are involved in talking that…show more content…
One of the types of interactional identities includes personal identities of an individual. Personal identities are those that are relatively stable and stand unique to an individual. Thus, personal identities can be referenced in a way in which people in general talk or behave towards one another. For instance a person can be hotheaded, or come across as someone who is honest and forthright in their overall behavior. Personal identities and interpretation of the same are frequently contested among individuals. The other type of identity is relational identity which involves understanding of the type of relationship that a particular individual enacts with another based on the specific relationship shared with the person and also depending upon the situation of the conversation as well. Relational identities are something that tend to be measured from one moment to another and are very variable in nature…show more content…
In case of an individual it may so happen that he or she may draw some aspects of their personality from the group or the collective as well. Sometimes for certain individuals the sense of belonging to a particular group or collective can result to be so strong that it may eventually overshadow some of the aspects of their own individual personality. Thus, collective identity can eventually result in participation of social activities that could help them develop a sense of belonging and thus develop a specific identity impacting their personal characteristics in such a manner that tends to transcend their qualities as an individual. One can therefore derive great degree of satisfaction by the participation in debates and also sometimes result in generation of great degree of risks that is inherent to social networking. As a collective greater emphasis is generally laid upon agreement in comparison to disagreement however, when a debate erupts it can actually get fierce and highly competitive as well. There are certain terms which are used by the conversationalist for the purpose of communicating such as naming of an individual which could also differ based upon the fact with whom the conversation is being made and the nature of
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