What does identity crisis mean?

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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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of identity crisis in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of identity crisis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Olivier Vanderhaegen:

    The radicalization we see is essentially an identity crisis.

  2. Dave Duerson:

    That's when you start to realize -- OK, yeah, the rage, the forgetfulness, the identity crisis.

  3. Dave Duerson:

    That's when Fred McNeill start to realize -- OK, yeah, the rage, the forgetfulness, the identity crisis.

  4. Tom Zegan:

    I remember when I was young I had a real bad identity crisis. So one day I went to my father and I asked him "Wo Chong, was I adopted?".

  5. Bill Clinton:

    This is a global deal. It is like we are all having an identity crisis at once, what happened 20 years ago is a microcosm of what is coming full bloom today. And these things are going to need to be worked out.

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