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What is identity?


Identity, defined mainly from psychology, is understood as that which conforms the self. It is a coherent and fixed core which, together with the reason, allow human beings to interact with other individuals present in the middle.

The formation of identity is a process that begins to be configured from the person's own conditions, present from the moment of his birth, along with certain facts and basic experiences. From the foregoing, identity is formed, giving us a complex image about ourselves, which allows us to act in a coherent way according to what we think.

According to some authors, the identity behaves like something relative, such as a plastic core capable of changing throughout life and development, allowing the human ability to comportante in different ways according to the context in which it must act.

As it is possible to Intuit, the sociocultural context in which the individual is inserted is fundamental and decisive in the formation of their identity. However, it is not the only factor that determines it. Human identity is configured from the interaction with the environment and the individual performance of the subject, among them forming a dynamic tension that guide the configuration of the identity to a specific address. Thanks to this is possible that the human being is able to note, that beyond what it is, it is part of a rather more out of himself.

As we see, the identity formation only occurs depending on the interaction with the external environment, since in a situation of isolation, the individual characteristics are absolutely irrelevant and transparent. It is only in relation to the interaction with others significant differences and individual characteristics to acquire value and behave as a contribution for social interaction.
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