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identity crisis

noun

Simple Definition of identity crisis

  • : a feeling of unhappiness and confusion caused by not being sure about what type of person you really are or what the true purpose of your life is

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of identity crisis

  1. 1 :  personal psychosocial conflict especially in adolescence that involves confusion about one's social role and often a sense of loss of continuity to one's personality

  2. 2 :  a state of confusion in an institution or organization regarding its nature or direction

Examples of identity crisis in a sentence

  1. He is suffering from an identity crisis.



1954

First Known Use of identity crisis

1954


Medical Dictionary

identity crisis

noun

Medical Definition of identity crisis

  1. :  personal psychosocial conflict especially in adolescence that involves confusion about one's social role and often a sense of loss of continuity to one's personality





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