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Personal Identity Essay

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Finding one’s identity is a never ending journey that only stops when one dies. As so, every day of my life, I have made it my quest to realize every part of me that I possibly can. I do so with the same conviction that Gabriel Garcia Marquez had when he wrote ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’, “that I may allow myself to be persuaded my own faith that human beings are not born once and for all the day their mothers gave birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves”. And so this is a documentation, a journal of sorts, of all my identities.

Ethnic Identity
I am a rich blend of different ethnic origins culminating in a rare multiple cultural identity. My dad is of Cuban, Spanish and Yuki Indian origins, while my mom is Czech. This rich blend of different origins so different in culture and beliefs enables me to assume a globally diverse culture where all these four different cultures mash up to form one unique ethnic identity that allows me to almost assimilate into any culture while maintain the beliefs and cultural diversity that is present in my parents and childhood.

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Gender Identity
Gender is the one of the definitive identities that shape one’s life, from career choices to lifestyle and character. Gender defines an individual through and through. My being female, gives me the identity of one who cares, feels and expresses emotion on a much higher level.

Zodiac Identity
Zodiac signs are believed and have been proven to define one’s identity in the form of characteristics and behaviour. I believe the fact that I am of the Libra zodiac sign, I can find out and understand more of my behaviour, character and possibly weaknesses and flaws that are underlying. It is said that Libra is one of the most sociable signs in the zodiac. Librans find balance from colours content and the elements, making them handle all situations with grace, putting others at ease. As a result, Librans tend to be drawn toward creative undertakings.

National Identity
Each nation in the world embodies a given national spirit that drives and identifies its citizens, setting them apart from other nationalities. My national identity is American. The American nation embodies freedom, the sheer will to succeed and develop a wealthy life full of abundance and joy. This is the American spirit, thus the term “The American Dream”.

Regional Identity
Every region in every nation or country is characterized with its own identity that is synonymous with its people. As a Californian, my identity entails roots from the cultures of Mexico, Spain and the eastern United states. The Californian culture assimilates languages, traditions and foods from all over the world. It has a unique English dialect that incorporates words from different languages. Its unique cuisines make California particularly unique and stand out.

Personal Identity
Ultimately, personal identity form the core of one’s true identity. In order to discover who I am, I need to discover what makes me who I am, my character and behaviour that defines me. I have a conservative sense of fashion and I am an animal lover. I can define myself as a mainly phlegmatic as I am nurturing, sympathetic and emotionally expressive. This explains my need and drive to take care of stray animals, even taking a class to learn how to care for them in a better way.

The journey to discover and uncover my true and complete identity goes on with each passing day. I aim to take on every task and challenge to know who I truly am till the day I can confidently answer the question “Who are you?”

  • García, Márquez G. and Grossman Edith. Love in the Time of Cholera. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. Print.
  • Samovar, Larry A, Richard E. Porter, Edwin R. McDaniel, and Carolyn S. Roy. Communication between Cultures. Boston: Cenage Learning, 2013. Print.

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