personal identity

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Noun1.personal identity - the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity; "you can lose your identity when you join the army"
personality - the complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual; "their different reactions reflected their very different personalities"; "it is his nature to help others"
gender identity - your identity as it is experienced with regard to your individuality as male or female; awareness normally begin in infancy and is reinforced during adolescence
identification - the attribution to yourself (consciously or unconsciously) of the characteristics of another person (or group of persons)
personhood - being a person; "finding her own personhood as a campus activist"
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The sample includes 5,301 adult American self-identified democrat males between ages of 18-32 from all over United States.
Niagara College has 180 self-identified Aboriginal students.
Males with a self-identified eating disorder diagnosis or disordered eating behaviors had similar levels of socioeconomic independence compared to males who didn't self-identify being diagnosed with an eating disorder or engaging in disordered eating behaviors, according to the article in a 2015 issue of International Journal of Eating Disorders.
About 28% of the self-identified vegetarians would eat some meat or fish.
By contrast when we last reported on Gallup at the end of May, there was a one point margin: 47% self-identified as pro-choice to 46% pro-life.
Our goal is to evaluate the NIH's standard measure of race and ethnicity relative to the above-mentioned concerns about the measure's ability to accurately reflect individuals' self-identified race and ethnicity.
Consistent with that analysis, the 2012 National Exit Poll revealed that more than nine in 10 self-identified Republicans (93%) reported casting their ballots for their party nominee, and a nearly equal proportion (92%) of self-styled Democrats sided with the Democratic incumbent president Barack Obama (Cable News Network [CNN] 2012).
With all due respect to the Healy brothers and their accomplishments, they self-identified and were publicly recognized as white throughout their lives.
The results showed that, when faced with negative feedback, self-identified munchers ate more ice cream than participants in the control group, while self-identified skippers ate less.
Census population data, compared with data from a 2012 Gallup poll conducted with the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, which gauged the percentage of self-identified LGBT adults in each state.
The Muslim-American sample was selected from self-identified Muslim Americans who agreed to be recontacted after participating in the Gallup nightly polling.
They analyzed tweets that were sent by self-identified physicians in May 2010.