negative identity

negative identity

the assumption of a persona that is at odds with the accepted values and expectations of society.
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Out of this "morbid aversion to fame" Dickinson retreats into "what Hagenbuchle, borrowing from Keats, calls 'negative identity' " ( 230), while this negative identity is "preferably expressed metaphorically by Dickinson as the white existence" and "Self-negating imperatives, as Hagenbuchle points out, indicate her will to negative identity" (Grabher 230).
However, negative identity perceptions between these two peoples did not begin until the nationalistic era in the second half of the 19th century.
Consequences of the damage detection process leads to many problems in young people, such as identity confusion about time, illicit sexual relations, confusion in tasks, choosing a negative identity, desire to excel in all situations, the generalized doubts and uncertainties.
Out of the 1500 questionnaires administered, 1228 were returned, 920 (75%) of the respondent agreed that effective national leadership is responsible for the negative identity attributed to Nigerians.
The scale also provides a second-order factor of Negative Identity, measured by Homonegativity, Need for Privacy, Need for Acceptance, and Difficult Process.
Negative identity nonetheless accrued positive momentum when accompanied by expulsion of the state of Israel from territory not belonging to it--a victory incidentally also commemorated on May 25.
We English are bombarded with insults and negative identity from all quarters and sources.
So you adopt an identity in order to combat the negative identity that is being thrust upon you, and you also are seeking out people who are likeminded.
When narratives of struggle against outside forces took center stage, the identities could be bolstered by creating an us-versus-them boundary--a negative identity.
Campbell's Christian Baptist (1823-30), it is argued, successfully deployed the rhetoric of ridicule to construct a negative identity (we are not they) for his followers and a prophetic identity for Campbell (God's messenger of judgment).
That's called negative identity, but I remain convinced that my continuing spiritual quest is still to be found in some form in the monastic tradition.