identity crisis


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identity crisis

[ī′den·ə‚dē ‚krī·səs]
(psychology)
The critical period in emotional maturation and personality development, occurring usually during adolescence, which involves the reworking and abandonment of childhood identifications and the integration of new personal and social identifications.
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To compound the identity crisis further and create confusion at all levels of the process, there is no mechanism--at all--to identify a mortgage document.
To help resolve this identity crisis, it must sustain efforts to cultivate coexistence within the C European Union.
By recognizing the 'frailty identity crisis,' the medical community can help patients and their caregivers work toward an adaptive, successful resolution.
Battling an identity crisis, and dealing with people all around him who seem to be holding him down, Eddie must find himself in this strange world that is much like our own.
The proliferation of content creators and communities online has stirred a sort of identity crisis.
I would hope that physician executives might be in a better position to observe and lead the inevitable transition in this physician identity crisis than other physicians, for, if our specialty is not an oxymoron, then it should at least be one that has had some preparatory work in understanding the implications of socioeconomic factors in the business of health care, and we claim to be in the position to lead it.
It will appeal to both genders with its mix of identity crisis, romance, and a bit of ski action, too.
Much of what is available to young readers follows the cliche of a young person of color dealing with an identity crisis because of their race.
Identity Crisis" maintains that resisting endless demands for identification can protect privacy without compromising national security; furthermore, Identity Crisis warns against potential abuses of government power and gives current information about controversies such as the REAL ID Act and other security-related topics.
THE letter entitled Freedom In Wales (Daily Post, February 17) which describes the imposition by Big Brother Blair of legislation leading to the introduction of identity cards as an anti-terrorist measure, leads one to the conclusion that by allying himself so enthusiastically with questionable and destabilising US interventions in Europe and beyond since becoming prime minister, thus attracting a magnetic surge of economic migration in our direction, Blair's misguided foreign misadventures have landed us in an identity crisis of our own creation.
Agricultural industry observers might suggest that ag input product dealers and distributors suffer from an identity crisis.
These men ushered an identity crisis into the world of wine, an Americanization and eventual globalization that has yet to abate.