Influences on a Person\'s Identity

What influences a personís 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 everyoneís life when they get one? A personís 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 personís
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 oneís identity.
What is someoneís 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 someoneís
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 personís 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 off the shelf. A personís identity is developed over many years and put
together by the person themselves. It comes from the individuals ability to think, reason
and form an opinion. Nobody has the same mind, or the same or the same conscious, so
how could anyone have the same identity as another. A personís identity is developed
over many years from the time they become aware of their surroundings, to the time they
decide if they are going to college, and even as they grow old there identity will change
with them. As peopleís dreams are dreamed and goals are accomplished their identities
will change with the individual. Their aspirations and values will change, causing their
identities to change with it. It may be a slight alteration or a major overhaul but there
identity will adjust to the person.

Gender is a major cause for a personís identity. A person might act a certain way
because of the gender that is given to them.
Nature and identity might make a woman act the way that she does.

Men and women are different because of society has set them up with. It is
observed for men to be strong and women to be weak. raised.
However with all these factors related to forming an identity the most important
and most influential is the person themselves. We see people every day, some whom we
want to be like and some we hope we never turn out like. With all the other outside
factors to guide and help or push and hamper, the individual has the last say. You are the
only on who says what you want to be like over the course of your life. Nobody will ever
get inside your mind and do the thinking for you. Nobody can influence you, you may feel
as if you are being forced to do something but you do not have to do anything. You make
the final decision. However you act, think, and speak is totally up to you.
People grow up all coming from all different kinds of places, backgrounds and
families. They will all have different identities. Gender affects the decisions made by
people. Their identity and the Ďnatureí of the person makes them act the way they do.
Nobody is the same and nobody will ever be. All the outside influences will have an effect
on their identities but the individual has the last word