It is possible to over identify with an identity. It is not a good or bad thing, but it happens.
You can over identify with your favorite sports team. You know who they are. You might be one of them. It’s not a good or bad thing, but it can be.
You can over identify with your job – so much so that it becomes your life. Again, it could be a good or bad thing. I guess it depends on what you do for work.
You can over identify with anything, and it might be good or bad.
Here’s the thing. Over identifying with something always leads to bigger and “over” expectations. The more you identify, the more you expect. Over expections always lead to unrealistic expectations. Not a bad thing in certain contexts (marriage), and bad in othr contexts (you name it).
1. Know it.
2. Be able to communicate it.
3. Don’t over identify.
Set yourself up for success.