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(HUM 310) Journal #2: Identity - Abadoss' Mind
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Sun, Sep. 9th, 2007 11:56 pm
(HUM 310) Journal #2: Identity

How would you describe yourself to a complete stranger? To your best friend? What kind of categories would you use? Which of those categories/elements of identity are most important to you?

To a stranger, I would describe myself as, foremost, a musician and a composer. I'm a complex, deep, thoughtful person who's interested in gaining understanding and learning as much as is possible. I'm loyal to a fault and I consider honor and respect necessary, more now than ever. Granted, I'd only describe myself this way if I were asked. I generally don't go about describing myself to everyone I meet.

To my best friend, I'd hope that I wouldn't have to describe myself, but I'm assuming that I would describe myself somewhat the same as above. When it comes to information about me, I'm more willing to share something if I'm asked. It just feels a little self-centered to just say it whenever.

Now, I'm a little confused about the catagories bit. I don't generally catagorize my identity. I suppose that might be because of where I place my identity. Most of what I consider my identity is internal. My identity lies within me and is not comprised of what I do, what I've done, where I come from, where I've been, or anything other than the inner me who is not altered by anyone but me. To me, the importance of finding an identity within myself is more important than attaching myself to an external identity. I don't think I've answered the question the way it's supposed to, but that's just me.

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