About Personal Identity

         Can you describe your personal identity out loud now? Can you say why a clear sense of personal identity is vital to an adult's or child's wholistic health and serenity?

     Premise: a person's identity sets them apart from all other living and dead people. It's composed of all their values + priorities + tal-ents + limitations + preferences + history + ancestry + genes + knowledge + goals + social, marital, spiritual, and parental status + names + affiliations + self-perceptions + physical traits. Non-physi-cal identity factors are the composite traits and beliefs of all their active personality subselves.

     Parts of a person's identity are constant, and other parts change with aging and environmental events like education, work, health, travel, marriage and divorce, child conception, and family births, ill-nesses, deaths, geographic moves, etc.

     People who are (a) clearly aware of their personal identity and (b) genuinely accept it without denials, distortions, shame, guilts, and  apologies, tend to be authentic (vs. phony), serene, and self-appreci-ative. This usually requires the person to be consistently guided by their true Self. Accepting your identity is part of Lesson 1.