Self Identity: Essay on Importance of Self Identity

Are you someone who knows yourself? Or are still learning what your potential is? Some people do not understand who they are, because they cannot understand their own self identitiy. Many people spend their entire lives trying to figure out who they are, while others seem to catch on rather quickly during the younger years of their lives. The recognition of one’s potential and qualities as an individual, self-identity is not something that is easily recognizable for many people. Some people go through life never knowing who they really are. However, once a person becomes aware of who they are and what qualities they have, they are able to understand why it is important to know their own identity. Self-identity is knowing what you will accept and what you will not tolerate. Being able to know yourself also brings a peace over you that will many will never understand. This is why it is important to know who you are.

Importance of Self Identity

Along with having a certain peace with self-identity, there are other reasons why being aware of your self-identity is important. Some of these reasons are:

  • Self-identity brings a sense of wholeness. Once you realize who you are, you feel complete and more whole in a way that others may never understand. People who come to terms with who they are know themselves better than others know them.
  • Without knowing who you are, you may feel broken inside. You may even feel alone in the world if you don’t know who you are.
  • If you are stressed, disappointed, frustrated, and feel that your life is not rue or authentic, it could be because you are realizing who you are. If you come into realization that who you are is not consistent with your life, then this could be you are starting to self indentify with yourself.
  • Self-identity contains your gifts, talents, capabilities, and genius. It tells you and others what you can do and what your genius is to the world.
  • Living your true self, means that you will no longer have to live a life feeling or existing like you are less than what you really are.
  • You no longer have to act in accordance with how others expect you to be once you realize who you are.
  • When you are able to self-identify yourself, you will no longer view yourself in poor light.
  • Self-identity determines how we live our lives as well as how we act. Knowing who you are determines if you are living at being your happiest and will also help you with knowing if you are acting the way you really want to act.
  • Being successful in life shows that you know yourself and that you have been true and authentic to yourself.
  • Without knowing who you are, you will not be able to see your goals in completion. You have to know how hard you are willing to work to achieve your goals and it starts with knowing who you are.
  • Once you stop wasting time on superficial pursuits, then you will be well on your way to discovering who you really are. Leaving behind the shallow things gives shows you your true self also.
  • Treating yourself with more respect by watching what you take into your mind and body is a good of way of knowing yourself.
  • Discovering your true self, gives you a higher self-esteem. With really getting to know yourself, you know that you do not have to worry about anything superficial bringing your self-esteem and confidence down.
  • Your self-identity makes you unique. It makes you stand out from everyone else. Your self-identity shows everyone else your uniqueness as well as your talents and capabilities.
  • Another important thing about self-identity is that there is no job in the world that can tell you who you are. Your job is one that pays you to do a job, not tell you who you are. Knowing yourself is something you should know before starting your job.

Discovering yourself may be easier said than done, but once you start your journey of discovering your true self identity, it will become easier to do. Knowing who you are not only means pursuing your goals and dreams, but also knowing what you will find acceptable in yourself and in your life. After realizing you realize your true authentic self, then you will be able to accept everything about yourself. This even includes your flaws.

By Leatra