identity crisis


identity crisis

noun

: 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

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

Examples of IDENTITY CRISIS

  1. He is suffering from an identity crisis.

First Known Use of IDENTITY CRISIS

1954

identity crisis

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of IDENTITY CRISIS

: 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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