Identity is shaped by positive and negative experiences. Our identity is never perfect; we must accept the good as well as the bad. We know our identity when we are happy with ourselves, not how people view us. Belonging relies on us forfeiting our individuality. Our identity is influenced by how others view us.
Sometimes one’s sense of identity can cause more harm than good. Our belonging is not dependent on whether others accept us, but whether we accept ourselves. As long as we are confident with ourselves, then we will belong someplace. Belonging can be fulfilling and difficult at the same time.Belonging can trap and isolate us. Some people sacrifice themselves in order to belong.
Role of relationships in identity and belonging Our identity is shaped by our relationships. Our sense of identity can be difficult for others to accept. Belonging to one group pushes us away from another group. We cannot belong to multiple groups. Belonging can distort one’s identity. Family and friends help us define our identity. Our relationships help strengthen our identity. Belonging is when people accept you for who you are.
Sometimes we can lose loved ones when we find our sense of identity and belonging.Relationships are an important factor in our sense of belonging. Who and where we belong influences our sense of identity. Other people may believe they know our identity, but in reality, they may not know us at all. Where we belong is influenced more by family than friends. The identity of one changes with different relationships. Belonging to a group involves us impressing others.
Role Of environment in identity and belonging One’s physical environment does not necessarily indicate that one belongs. We never truly identity who we are because we are constantly shaped by our surroundings.