gender identity

(redirected from Gender identities)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

identity

 [i-den´tĭ-te]
the aggregate of characteristics by which an individual is recognized by himself and others.
disturbed personal identity a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as the inability to distinguish between the self and nonself.
gender identity a person's concept of himself or herself as being male and masculine or female and feminine, or ambivalent, usually based on physical characteristics, parental attitudes and expectations, and psychological and social pressures. It is the private experience of gender role.

gen·der i·den·ti·ty

the consistency and persistence of one's individuality as male, female, or androgynous. Particularly as experienced in self-awareness; the internalized representation of gender role. Compare: gender role, sex role.

gender identity

the inner sense of maleness or femaleness. Differentiation of gender identity begins in infancy, continues throughout childhood, and is reinforced during adolescence. Also called core gender identity.
The inner conviction that one is male, female, ambivalent, or neutral

gender identity

Core gender identity 'The inner conviction that one is male, female, ambivalent, or neutral.'GI is a major personality trait, that develops in the first 2 yrs of life, and is 'fixed' by the 3rd yr. Cf Transsexual.

gen·der i·den·ti·ty

(jen'dĕr i-den'ti-tē)
The sex role adopted by a person; the degree to which a person acts out a stereotypical masculine or feminine role in everyday behavior.
Compare: gender role, sex role

gender identity

The inherent sense that one belongs to a particular sex. In almost all cases that sex corresponds to the anatomical sex, but for a small minority, the gender identity is for the opposite anatomical sex. See also GENDER REASSIGNMENT.
References in periodicals archive ?
Crane notes how ideologies of social mobility and women's construction of alternative dress mitigated rigid class and gender identities and "closed" systems of signification.
Through Student Pride USA I've met student activists of all colors, nationalities, ages, gender identities, and sexual orientations.
Most tribal cultures," he says, "and especially those in which visions are credited with bestowing skills and inclinations," "do not view gender identities as being chosen.
It suggests that more complicated and less certain gender identities emerged at the work-place and in the home during this period.
If changes in gender identities were identified with the emergence of a new working class in the fifties, gender also provided a language with which to register the discomfort provoked by this transformation.
beauty pageant and the Chinese New Year Festival demonstrated their attempts to redefine the ethnic and gender identities of Chinese Americans.
In her fascinating book on gender identities in post-World War I France, Mary Louise Roberts argues that "the blurring of the boundaries between `male' and `female'--the civilization without sexes" (p.

Full browser ?