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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

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."
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Regarding identity cards, people have been complaining for several months that their identity cards haven't been issued.
Al Jooder said that the new programme of the identity card reader can read the identity cards for every GCC state and ensure the validity of the card in terms of its expiration or loss directly from the state of origin.
The Turkish government introduced a new regulation in 2006, allowing persons to leave the religion section on their identity cards blank.
A MAN, booked by the Delhi Police more than a month ago for allegedly using fake identity cards and car stickers of several ministries to gain easy access to ministries and government offices, tried to obtain anticipatory bail by presenting the same forged documents in court, the police have alleged.
There is no need for a national identity card to be introduced in the United Kingdom.
But investigations have since revealed he used a counterfeit French identity card four years ago to obtain work with GNER as a customer services assistant, Newcastle Crown Court was told.
According to the details, Minter of State Sheryar Afrid said that in order to cater the Blocked National Identity Cards quandary, a wide-ranging policy has been framed as the issue is of national security and cannot be compromised at any cost.
Hospitals in Bahrain report births and issue personal numbers so that guardians can complete the birth certificate and identity card issuance process electronically through the national portal bahrain.bh.
They should record the details of their polling station, polling stream and voter serial number and bring along their identity card and the details to facilitate polling, he said.
Though Huduma Namba has been widely marketed as a one-stop shop for personal identification, Dr Muia said that the utility will take long to be realised, without giving timelines for the short term."Young Huduma Namba holders will be able to access the national identity card easier compared to those without the number when they turn 18.
On December 6 last year, an Afghan intelligence personnel had been issued a computerized national identity card (CNIC) by National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra).
The District Electoral Officer (DEO) Amit Khatri said that those voters who do not have a voter identity card, such voters can cast vote by showing any other 12 prescribed identity cards bearing a photograph of the person.