Factors That Affect Personal Identity Arielle Collins; 4B ( 1;Culture …
Factors That Affect Personal Identity
Arielle Collins; 4B
Your neighborhood is where you come from, and where you take shelter. Your neighbors provide you with communal support, and can subtly influence you by way of the rules of the neighborhood to the values held by it.
Where you lives gives you a sense of community, and gives you unity with that community.
Certain gestures and your language can also play apart in how you come off to others.
Cultural can influence how you look at the "place" of another, whether it be pertaining to race or gender.
Culture influences the values you hold, the traditions and ideas you think of.
Gender breaks personality down according to societal influences and personal influences.
We then have our own personal beliefs as to what should be for each gender and the expectations for them.
We deem certain things acceptable for girls, like wearing make-up and the light and airy colors such as baby pink, and do the same thing for males on the opposite side of the spectrum.
We as a society dictate what is separated into the "male" and "female" categories.
School is also a place where you can be influenced by trends (such as ones for fashion and make-up and slang), to shape your identity.
School also brings us social circles, as an example of how they are in adulthood, and gives us a sense of who we want to hang out with.
School gives us ways of analyzing and taking a stance on our beliefs.
"Adolescents who are engaged in friendships are more likely to be altruistic, display affective perspective-taking skills, maintain positive peer status"
"Friends allow for high self-esteem (which includes freedom from depression) and self-worth, thereby promoting the exploration and development of personal strengths."
With friends you gain that feeling of social acceptance.
Close relationships with those of the same sex also can be a predictor of successful romantic relationships in adulthood.
They are the people you are with constantly, and living with them can influence how you talk, and how you react to certain things.
For example, your sister could pick up a few new slang terms, use it all the time around you, and then you start using it after a time.
Adolescents with better family relationships have a more positive view of those relationships than those who do not.
Genetic diseases can also influence how you react to certain things, both physically and mentally, and even emotionally.
Candidate genes could also possibly help scientists distinguish the difference between genes dictating different personality traits, preferences, intelligence and physical characteristics with further research.