Identity Essay: What's Impact On My Identity And Personal Identity

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Definition of Identity Identity is a socially constructed concept. We learn about our own particular identity and the identity of others through interactions with family, peers, organisations, institutions, the media and through other connections we make in everyday life. Identity is the beliefs, qualities, personality, appearance and culture that make a person who they are. Identity relates to self image, self esteem and individuality. Personal identity evolves over the course of our lives and may involve aspects of our lives that we have no control over such as where you grew up, the colour of your skin, as well as the choices you make like where you choose to spend your time and your beliefs. I believe that my environment has had a huge impact on my personal identity, but mostly I have shaped my own identity by striving to be the best version of myself that I can be. Surface culture / deep culture The cultural iceberg analogy helps us to understand that some…show more content…
My Mam took great consideration in choosing my name. She scoured through name books investigating the origins and meanings of each name before she finally decided that Sophie, the name of Greek origin, meaning wisdom was the most fitting. I have always liked my name and thought it to be very beautiful. Names can give us a huge insight into our family history, my surname Byrne is a variant of the Irish O’Broin meaning raven. The O’Broin family originally came from Kildare and were said to be descendants of Bran, the king of Leinster who died in 1052. My personality “It does not interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for - and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool - a fool for love - for your dreams - for the adventure of being alive.” -Oriah Mountain

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