Personal Identity: Personality, Religion, Identity, And Identity

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Personal Identity Personal identity is defined as individual characteristics or traits that contribute to who you are. In some cases, identity is described as the unique attributes or characteristics that belong to any given individual or shared by members of a certain social group or category. This implies that personal identity is also a label that can be effectively regarded as relational and contextual. An individual’s identity is made of various aspects that are commonly known as identity markers i.e. race, religion, values, and beliefs. Moreover, personal identity includes other elements like a person interests, personal choices, hobbies, and experiences. The existence of various aspects of personal identity is attributed to the …show more content…
The impact of Islam on my personal identity is based on the fact that it contains five tenants that govern faith and belief. These tenants have shaped by identity since they are practiced on a daily basis and across various settings including school activities and responsibilities in the society. Moreover, Islam has played a major role in my high school achievements thus far. I constantly involve myself in school functions and activities because of the high value that my faith places on helping others and involvement in community. My increased involvement in school activities has enabled me to learn a lot about friendship and the role other peoples play in our personal lives with regards to growth and development. The increased emphasis on assisting others and community involvement has changed my perspective of the world. I constantly look for how to distinguish between people who contribute to making me a better individual and those who do not respect my personal …show more content…
According to a study by Peek (2005), religion is always important and crucial as a basis of personal and social identity (p.236). This is mainly because religious identities are actively created by people and groups in the social world. This process involves increased self-awareness and reflection, personal choices, and the recognition of others. As a person becomes stronger in his/her religious identity, improved solidarity, consistency, and group identification is realized. Third, religion has considerable effects on an individual’s conceptual framework with regards to perspective about the world and life. The teachings of one’s faith play a crucial role in determining how he/she views the world and life in general. In this case, religion is used as the basis for examining and determining the various events and incidents that take place in the society and the world. Notably, life and events in the world are viewed on the basis of centrality and place of the Supreme Being.

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