Identity What are elements that you consider make up ones identity?

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Some of the elements that help to comprise one's identity would be psychological experiences, cultural interactions, as well as location of one's existence.  These are but a few of the elements that help to compose one's identity and their sense of self.  Different particulars exact different valences of influences on one's identity as they act as different types of imprints on the "tabular rasa" (clean slate) of one's life.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
An individual's identity is based on our culture and upbringing, including religion and ethnic background. As a person grows, hobbies and interests are added. People add to their identity as they go through life, adding educational pursuits and careers. How much of a person's identity is defined by each of these things depends on the person.
besure77 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There are many things that make up an individuals identity. To begin with, it starts out with our upbringing, or how we are raised. Our parents teach us certain values, ethics, and morals. A lot of our identity also deals with our personal experiences.