So it’s the name that I chose for the blog. I would never call myself an Identity Expert because that assumes that I am the expert on identity.
I studied it for my doctoral dissertation. I have done a bunch of reading about it. I understand a few developmental theories and how identity fits into that. I have blogged about it and researched it. I have some expertise in it, but I would be the first to tell you that I don’t have my identity figured out. How could I? Why would I? Just because I know a thing or two about it doesn’t mean that I am the expert. It definitely doesn’t mean that I have my identity figured out. That’s probably why I study it – because I don’t know how to do it.
I don’t mind calling myself the identity specialist, but don’t expect me to have the answers that you’re looking for just because of it.
I realize that we generally don’t really think much about identity really – unless we are forced to. We aren’t typically internally aware to even notice of care. I’ll keep on reading and writing though.
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Then I think I’m the opposite (to the rest of the general public)… identity is almost an obsessive, compulsive thought loop for me… not at all in a constructive way like you. I think it’s pretty cool you are pursuing your interest in your work.
Tell me more about the obsessive, compulsive thought loop.
Identity for me is super organic and seemingly random. I guess I do have a constructive way of talking about it – because of the theories that I use to try and understand it – but I definitely need to hear more about the obsessive compulsive way.