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What self-identifications are?

Self-identification are an answer to a question of what does personally you - you, but not someone to others. “Who do I am?“ It occurs when the person interacts with environment - communicates with others, works, has a rest, eats, gets things - and all the time chooses that it most of all suits it, what represents it. At the same time especially suitable things and the phenomena become part of the personality - without what the person does not think of himself and cannot imagine.

the Trait of character, just love to the hobby, work or still to something differs from identification in the fact that the person reacts to everything much more brightly that is connected with a subject which serves as means for self-identification. Any reaction of people around to this subject, except enthusiastic, the person interprets only as a personal insult and reacts respectively.

One of main “props“ on which self-identification of the person leans is a biological floor . Pompously it almost nobody argues, each of us at least once in life gave himself definition like “I am a woman“ or “I am a man“. It is a constant and many people cannot imagine what they would be, be they other floor. Of course, some tell something like “first of all, I am an engineer“, but many regard as of paramount importance a floor.

Other such phenomenon is the age . Unlike a floor, it steadily changes, but many choose one and “live“ in it, and it is not important how many years actually to the person with the concept “I am an elderly woman“ (with continuation in a look “therefore [necessary to substitute] any more not for me“) or “I am a man in the blossoming of forces“, 30 or 60.

Also often people identify themselves with marital status and when it changes, at the person the depression as it has a feeling that it loses part of the personality can quite begin, stops being itself. It is considered to be that it is more characteristic of women in a divorce situation when a paradigm “I am a married woman“ it has to be replaced on “I am an unmarried woman“, but in the same way it can be extrapolated and on men with “I am a bachelor“ and prewedding nervous trembling, young parents, widowed spouses, newly made grandmothers and grandfathers, elder brothers and sisters.

Self-identification on the basis of sexual orientation meets too, but, generally at homosexuals and bisexuals. At citizens with traditional sexual orientation such identification “emerges“ usually only in case of opposition “we“ and “they“.

Many people identify themselves, first of all, with the profession (“I am a doctor“ or “as the economist I can tell that …“ - and it is not important that the speech can go, for example, about cultivation of violets as a hobby). Still often self-identification on the basis of formation and the place of study meets , thus reveal those who “our“ and “others“ - mutual hostility among “humanists“ and “technicians“ is known to all.

Also often identification of meets place of work that is not absolutely healthy any more. The identity of the person in reality depends a little on where he works if it is the same position and the same conditions. But if person like “I work with self-identification there - that“ will dismiss or he will be forced to leave work, he should look for some time a new point of support and the new answer to the question “who do I am?“

One more of means of self-identification the religion is , and it is rather convenient both for the person, and for people around. The atheist thinks and the Christian, and the Buddhist - in a different way, than the Muslim behaves otherwise than, say. Therefore such definition is frequent it is rather capacious to describe outlook of the person. The same situation develops also with self-identification through political convictions : typical “right“ differs from typical “left“ and “centrist“.

Quite often also identification of through hobby and interests meets , they “are rather volume“ too as a lot of things can be told about the person. “I embroider with beads“ and “I am engaged in airsoft“ are absolutely different “I“.

Some identify themselves through nationality , but not especially there is a lot of such people and, generally it is nationalists. Especially poorly identifying themselves through a nationality among grown in the USSR as the concept “I am [nationality]“ practically at all the concept “I replaced I am the Soviet person“.

Also, generally at teenagers and youth, self-identification through subculture meets , usually these a lot of things speak about the person as different subcultures and currents attract to themselves people, different in character. In this way identify themselves and visitors of different institutions of a public catering : someone can drink a cup of expensive coffee with cake three hours, someone gets drunk in bars on Fridays, and someone goes at the weekend with children to a pizzeria.

Many people unconsciously self-identify by means of things . It occurs at men a little more often than at women, and it is expressed as “I I am the owner [a status thing]“. As usually “status“ things serve cars, hours, gadgets, bags and footwear.

And someone determines himself on the soil … by of food . Someone identifies himself as the convinced vegetarian, someone - as basic meat eater, fan of chocolate, beer or cheese. Usually it is not told by clear text, but it is worth touching somehow in conversation that product...

For self-identification also such things as appearance and health can serve . As “I - harmonous“ can drama apprehend a weight set, and “I - thick“ - weight loss in spite of the fact that, according to modern standards of beauty, symmetry is perceived far more positively than completeness. Many patients - chronicles get used to the illnesses so that those “eat“ in the personality and the person cannot often present himself without the disease.

The residence and housing can be one more means of self-identification for people . “I am a city dweller“ or “I live in the private house“ can sound is equally proud, and the compelled moving to rural areas in the first case or to the city in the second can quite provoke the mass of psychological experiences.

What is surprising, also addictions can form a basis of self-identification . It is one of the reasons of why the person cannot leave off smoking, say, - because does not think of himself without cigarette. As one my familiar smoker, “spoke... yes, but it not I“.