Self is composed of both I (actor) and me (object). This consciousness of existence is almost automatic or reflexive.Scholarly explanations about self:
Nature/natural process is anchored on biology and "human traits are passed from one generation to another" (heredity).
The self in this instance is studied structurally and functionally, molecular level to entirety of human physiological systems.
Genetics - field of biology that primarily deals with heredity as well as characterizations (sim. and dif.) of organisms. Genetics contribute so much about the descriptions of the self.
Nurture - outcome of various nurturing factors in the context of one's life
Social science (in micro and macro levels) stress how group life affects an individual's
Identities are the traits and characteristics, social relations, roles, and social group memberships that define who one is. Identities can be focused on the past—what used to be true of one, the present—what is true of one now, or the future—the person expects or wishes to become, the person one feels obligated to try to become, or the person one fears may become; together, identities make up one's self-concept variously described as what comes to mind when one thinks of oneself.
A person's identity is highlighted by a dominant trait making it distinguishable from others.Example situation:
the tallest guy
tall and dark guy with an accent.
Social factor refers to influences of significant people in one's life. These are strong foundations of one's being. Characteristics acquired from influences of social groups during the formative years are integrated to form one's identity (uniqueness and similarites). Psychologists refer to the process of character and traits integration (or forming of identity) as the formation of personality.Developmental and social scientists identified
social factoras an agent of one's being.
Referred to by many social scientists as nusery of human nature. In this social group, the individual not only acquire biological characteristics (through heredity) but also learn directy or indirectly certain behaviors and characters. Thus, similarities in manners and attitudes are found.
This stage is critical to children specially if the values they acquire challenge the foundation of behavioral characteristics intitially learned from the family.
The process of building one's identity becomes more complex and dynamic, but all these things happen unnoticeably and many instances, unconsciously.
Personality is the individual patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. No two people would have an identical personality and every individual is unique.