Men and Women, what influences a person's identity?

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Men and Women

What influences a person's identity? Is it their homes, parents, religion, or maybe

where they live? When do they get one? Do they get it when they understand right from

wrong, or when they can read, or are they born with it? Everyone has one and nobody has

the same, is there a point in everyone's life when they get one? A person's identity is his

own, nobody put it there and nobody can take it out. Everyone in this world has a

different identity because they all make their own over the course of their life. A person's

identity also causes a person to have masculine and feminine traits. There is no one thing

that gives a person their identity, there are however many different factors that contribute

to one's identity.

What is someone's identity? Is it the way they look, the way they dress, or it

could be many things all put together, or is it none of the above? To me someone's

identity is a part of their being.

Nobody will ever hold it, touch it, or even see it, but it is

there. Everybody has one, it guilds your decision making, your thoughts, ideas, and

dreams. You may think something is terrible while someone else does not even care and

yet another person may laugh, why? The answer is simple, everyone has his own identity

and personality. Everyone feels, acts, thinks, and dreams differently. People may have

some of these things in common with one another, but they will not be totally the same, it

is like a fingerprint, unique.

There are many origins to a person's identity, their family, friends, home life,

religion, environment and others. But how does it get there, you do not go into a store

and pick on...