Personal Narrative: Self Identity

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Interactions between other members of society plays out like a sort of play. At least Shakespeare thought that 's how it went, for me it 's more like a poorly produced sitcom. Like a sitcom, there are plenty of roles each character, including myself, needs to fill. Unlike a sitcom, the lines are not memorized beforehand, nobody has any idea what 's happening and nothing gets solved in a convenient twenty minute episode. These roles people find themselves in tend to be ones they find themselves learning early in life, while others are picked up at a more mature age. These roles can either reinforce each other, or present conflicting interests in the individual, forcing them to improvise to address the situation. These interactions between the different roles, and the socialization into them, help form a person 's self-identity. The roles that currently play the biggest role in my life are the roles of: first son, oldest sibling and student. The role of first son has historically been a pivotal role, especially in cementing the continuing rule of royal families. While the role has more or less been stripped of its pomp and glamour, it is still an important…show more content…
Finally, the role of student has done an extreme amount of molding my self-identity. It exposed me to so many different people, situations and academic concepts. Interactions with fellow students have had a huge impact on the formation of my character. It 's helped me find security in a core group of really good friends, which has bolstered my self esteem and helped me be more confident with who I am as a person. If I wasn 't a student, maybe home schooled, I definitely would not have the friend-making abilities that I do now. I would probably be super shy and withdrawn, so thankfully this role has done good for me. Even though at this point I 'm pretty much tired of it and want a role change into that of a working adult. Although, I 'm sure that will get old pretty quick too, but will
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