My Environment's Impact On My Personal Identity

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Definition of Identity Identity is a socially constructed concept. We learn about our own 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 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…show more content…
This analogy has helped me to further realise that it is important to not judge someone by what is on the surface of their iceberg as you could be depriving yourself of a meaningful connection with truly great and like-minded individuals from all different cultures and backgrounds. I have always focused more on what is beneath my surface and find this to be more important. I strive to be a better person daily rather than focusing solely on physical appearance and I would urge anyone to get to know me before making assumptions based on my quickly visible
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