Not all expressions of identity are good. Sometimes an expression of identity is identity confusion. The thing is, the person expressing that identity – doesn’t know that it’s identity confusion (always).
Don’t get me wrong. The exploration of any expression of identity – even expressions of identity as identity confusion is still beneficial. Exploration = Beneficial. Expression = sometimes good, somtimes not. Exploration = Always good – but within whatever confines your community places on you. ie. family systems, instituational preferences.
Confusion can lead Identity Achievement – eventually – but you can’t do that for someone. Only they can do that for themselves.