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Related to gender identity: Gender identity disorder, Gender stereotypes

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.
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That step was the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) groundbreaking finding that discrimination based on gender identity is illegal under Title VII.
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