Identity Formation (DRAFT 1)

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Your life puzzle called Identity Formation (DRAFT 1) Identity formation is a processes starting from experiences and life moments from the past that slowly start setting the pieces to a puzzle constructing your identity. Those moments or vital factors you’ve lived on the past have had a huge influence to your identity today. Some vital factors that influence the formation of your identity is the environment you live in such as your peers, your culture, religion and even your family. Identity formation doesn’t take place from a day to another, it consists of years behind you, involving every moment and every person you’ve encountered throughout your life. The word identity comes from the Latin identĭtas and refers to the set of…show more content…
The world is constantly changing, the economic conditions that affected you when you were a child may not affect your children or your grandchildren. We are born to different generations and the beliefs and behaviors of one generation can be very different from another. When the economy is weak, teens are likely to feel pressure. The job market for young people entering the workforce may be tight. Financial funds for college or training programs may be limited. Such situations may help teens appreciate the importance of an education and a steady job. It may also help them develop personal qualities such as determination and willingness to work hard to achieve an…show more content…
Peers are a strong influence in your personality development. Your true friends will admire you more for standing up for what you believe. Religion may be an important aspect of your environment. If religion is one of your priorities, it can offer meaning and purpose throughout your life. Technology is playing an increasing role in people’s lives. Families should ensure that use of technology is balanced with one-to-one interaction. As the world changes, each generation faces a new set of social and economic conditions. Both affluence and scarcity will influence the development of an individual’s personality. Teens have a responsibility to protect themselves from the negative aspects of the mass
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