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.
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.