Category Archives: Self Identity

2013: A new identity awaits in Chile

Surprisingly, I haven’t yet posted about the fact that we are in the middle of a massive life change (again…!). We’re currently enroute to Santiago, Chile, where we will live for 3 years. The short of it is, my husband … Continue reading

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My topic: Identity Discrepancies

It just occurred to me (well, was pointed out to me) that I never really explained my PhD topic.  So this week’s tardy blog post is dedicated to me trying to turn what I’m studying into plain English.  The sad … Continue reading

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Parenthood: an identity crisis

When you think about starting a family, everyone will tell you how hard it is to manage your time, your lack of sleep, caring for an infant, your suffering relationships with friends, your bank account, and your newly sprouted and … Continue reading

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What your office says about you.

Next time you’re strolling around at work, take a peek into your colleagues’ office space and think about what it says about them. How are they communicating their ‘selves’ to you?  What does their office decor says about who they are? … Continue reading

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Doing “dirty work”?

Some of the articles I’ve recently been reading are those about people who do ‘dirty work’.  Dirty work is defined as occupations that are viewed by society at large as ‘physically, socially, or morally tainted’ (Ashforth, Kreiner, Clark and Fugate, … Continue reading

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Who do YOU think you are?

How do you answer the question “who are you?” It’s actually not so simple.  We have many ways we could answer; we have multiple and evolving identities. For example, some identities could be roles we play  – like sister, mother, … Continue reading

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