How do our personal experiences shape our view of others?
The meaning we create from our experiences shape who we are. One way we learn to trust others is through getting to know their story, learning about their experiences and the learnings that have emerged.
In what ways is your identity shaped by who you are as an individual?
People’s personal identity can be shaped in many different ways. Three factors that are important in shaping one’s personal identity include, but are not limited to, their culture, their memories, and their societal labels.
Why is our identity so important?
We all have a certain image of ourselves – beliefs about the kind of person we are. Having a strong sense of identity seems to be desirable, something that brings comfort and security . Identity also helps us to make decisions and to know how to behave. We’re constantly faced with complex decisions and circumstances.
How does the environment shape our identity?
Linguistic identity Language and culture can feel like home, and create a safe space for a person. When that environment is shifted, and the language and culture they are immersed in changes, the safe space can disappear. Our sense of identity changes not only by how we view ourselves, but also by how others view us.