Definitions for identity crisis

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

iden′tity cri`sis(n.)

  1. a state or period of psychological distress, occurring esp. in adolescence, when a person seeks a clearer sense of self and an acceptable role in society.

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  2. confusion as to goals and priorities:

    The company is undergoing an identity crisis.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. identity crisis(noun)

    distress and disorientation (especially in adolescence) resulting from conflicting pressures and uncertainty about one's self and one's role in society


  1. identity crisis(Noun)

    A crisis of personal identity as defined by Erik Erikson.


  1. Identity Crisis

    Identity Crisis is a seven-issue comic book limited series published by DC Comics from June to December in 2004. It was created by writer Brad Meltzer and the artistic team of penciler Rags Morales and inker Michael Bair.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Identity Crisis

    Chaotic concept of self wherein one's role in life appears to be an insoluble dilemma often expressed by isolation, withdrawal, rebellion and extremism.


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