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There are millions of words across the globes that are used to describe people and uncover their identity, but what is identity? How can you begin to describe something that varies so greatly from one human being to another? Can you create a universal meaning fro word describing human concepts that people often fail to define for themselves? Of not. It is an intricate aspect of human nature, and it has a definition just as complex. Webster's dictionary describes identity as sameness of essential character, individuality, or the fact of being the same person as one claims to be. So your identity can include your name, job title or simply characteristics of your body. Such influences as race, gender, religion, beliefs, values and appearance all play an important role in shaping ones identity. The concept of identity is very vague to my knowledge, but in my articulation of the concept I think a person's identity changes with changes in perspective. This means that an individual may change their attitude towards a situation when put in a different role in society. For example a daughter may not understand the worry of a mother when her daughter comes home later at night until she, herself becomes a mother. This can sometimes be due to the generation gap and the fact that there is a generation gap shows how the different perspectives which were dominated during their generations, influenced there way of thinking. These perspectives collide with each other creating a stereotypical identity.