……..can really rile you up. Just go to a presentation about Social Media and you’ll see what I mean. rile (rl) tr.v. riled, ril·ing, riles 1. To stir to anger. See Synonyms at annoy. 2. To stir up (liquid); roil. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/rile I don’t typically focus on writing … Continue reading
It is a reality for many of us today. We definitely live digital lives. Even my 3 year old niece is starting to develop her digital presence. She is a digital native and can navigate her way through anyone’s iphone … Continue reading
I was talking to a friend today about what motivates identities. Do we take on an identity to try it on? Do we take on an identity for the image – like the look and feel of an identity? Or … Continue reading
This is a great identity formation skill – not so much to help someone else form their identity but mainly to learn to see yourself. I don’t think we teach that, although some people just pick up on it intuitively. … Continue reading
Psychology n., pl., -gies. The science that deals with mental processes and behavior. The emotional and behavioral characteristics of an individual, group, or activity: the psychology of war. Rhythm n. (rm) 1. Movement or variation characterized by the regular recurrence or alternation of … Continue reading
…….doesn’t exist. It is not possible to turn off identity formation. It’s always happening. Everything forms, and you are always forming. Technically, even when you are sleeping and your subconscious continues to process and churn, you are subconsciously forming ideas … Continue reading
Did you know that it was normal to have multiple identities? You have multiple identities. We all do. We all play out different roles. As long as all of these identity expressions are integrated into one true self. It’s when these multiple identities can’t come back to center that there are problems.
As an exercise for myself and my identities – I’m going to start writing about my multiple identities. I want to explore the ones that I’m aware of and hopefully, it might shed light on some that I keep hidden.
The more I think about identity and teach it – the more I realize that we don’t really know how to think deeply about ourselves. If you have insight, please share it with me.
I was preparing for class today. It was on self-control and self-regulatory principles for interpersonal relationships (I’m sorry for any of my students that will be in class tomorrow – you’re going to hear this again). Self-control is necessary to … Continue reading
It’s always great to come back to a place that you have lived before. It’s greets to see things that are so familiar, but once again new. It’s great to see the changes from when you were here last. There are so many memories for DC and I from when we last lived here. We have been gone for about 4 years, and it’s greets to be back. Maybe because it is only for a few days this time, but it’s good to be here.
There is a sense of identity that we have with Minnesota. It was formative for us. So much of your identity formation can be affected by geography. All you have to do is listen to the people that grew up here.
I was reading this morning about synaptic neurotransmitters and the connections that your brain makes on the cellular level. I’m no neuro scientist and honestly, they couldn’t even tell you exactly what happens, but evidently – repeated behavior and experience … Continue reading
I was thinking about what the impact might be on identity formation. I am not sure if anyone has studied the physiology of identity formation.
I have been reading and studying the neuroplasticity of the brain – reconnections that the brain makes. There is a physiology of identity formation. I have read mainly in psychology or behavioral science – but there has to be something physical about identity formation. It was stand to reason that someone might have been so damaged physiologically that they cannot “physically” progress in identity formation. It’s easy to explain things from a psychological perspective, but there might be some physical reconnections that might hinder identity formation.
What do you think? Or are you physiologically able to?
There are core identity features that you just cannot control.
- What family you were born into.
- Whether you were the youngest or the oldest.
- The fact that you had to take care of your siblings – so you are now a nurturer.
There’s tons of them. And even though you can’t control them, it is still so hard to not want to. I started writing this post with the idea that since you can’t control it – why worry about it. Instead though, I want to point out that the identity features that you can’t control might be the ones that bothers you the most. It might just be a built in feature – so I give you permission to both accept it and deal with it.