Jun 18, 2018
Adolescence is where our identity is really formed. The junior high & high school years are critical in this respect.
Identity is our concept of self. How we think, what we do, who we are as beings.
Identity competes with inferiority. In development, we want to land somewhere between inferiority and identity.
Inferiority is believing you're less than or not good enough. You might lean more to the inferior side. You may have that self image.
In your adolescence you may have learned that you are less than.
Identity is autonomy. You feel that you can do whatever you want.
You can focus on developing an internal sense of identity as opposed to an external or morphing identity.
If you have an external identity your identity will depend on those around you.
Ask yourself how often you say "I wonder what they think". That language indicates an external and inferior identity.
Ask yourself instead "what do I think?"
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