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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.

i·den·ti·ty

(ī-den'ti-tē),
The summation of a person's internalized history of relationship with objects, his or her social role, and his or her perception of both; the experience of "I". See: ego.
See also: persona, shadow (2).

identity

/iden·ti·ty/ (i-den´tit-e) the aggregate of characteristics by which an individual is recognized by himself and others.
gender identity  a person's concept of himself as being male and masculine or female and feminine, or ambivalent.

identity1

[īden′titē]
a component of self-concept characterized by one's persisting consciousness of being oneself, separate and distinct from others. Identity diffusion, or identity confusion, is a lack of clarity and consistency in one's perception of the self, which produces a high degree of anxiety.

identity2

a nursing outcome from the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) defined as: distinguishes between self and nonself and characterizes one's essence. See also Nursing Outcomes Classification.

identity

Psychiatry A person's global role in life and perception of a sense of self. See Core identity, Gender identity Social medicine A sense of individuality including one's distinct personality, talents, abilities, and flaws.

i·den·ti·ty

(ī-den'ti-tē)
1. The sum of characteristics by which a person is recognized (by self and others).
2. A composite definition of the self that includes an interpersonal aspect (e.g., roles, relationships); an aspect of possibility or potential (i.e., who one might become) and a values-oriented aspect that provides a basis for choices and decisions, including self-esteem and self-concept, both in reflecting and being influenced by the society in which one functions.

i·den·ti·ty

(ī-den'ti-tē)
Summation of a person's internalized history of relationship with objects, his or her social role, and his or her perception of both; the experience of "I."

identity,

n the fact that a subject, person, or thing before a court is the same as it is claimed to be.

identity

the aggregate of characteristics by which an individual is recognized.
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