Your identity is everything that makes you, you. It is your name and appearance, your values, beliefs, and character.
So ask what are my strengths? What are my weaknesses? What emotional and spiritual needs do I have? What are my morals and values? What are my convictions?
But let each one examine his own actions,+ and then he will have cause for rejoicing in regard to himself alone, and not in comparison with the other person.
Who Am I?
When you live by your convictions, you maintain your identity—regardless of what others do.
Knowing your abilities and strengths will improve your confidence.
Some people are good in art or music, others are more sporty or practical.
2 Corinthians 11:6
Find your weaknesses and work on them.
Work to develop qualities that will help you be a fully rounded out person.
“On the other hand, the fruitagec of the spirit is love, joy,d peace,e patience, kindness, goodness,f faith, 23 mildness, self-control.g Against such things there is no law.”
Nature or Nurture—What Makes Men and Women Different?
4 In reply he said: “Have you not read that the one who created them from the beginning made them male and female.
The World Book Encyclopedia states: “Most men and women differ from each other not only in anatomy, but in behavior and interests as well. Some of these differences are biologically determined. . . . But many nonanatomical differences appear to be based on sex roles that are learned by every individual. People are born male or female, but they learn to be masculine or feminine.”
Man and Woman—A Dignified Role for Each
World Book Encyclopedia states: “Most men and women differ from each other not only in anatomy, but in behavior and interests as well. Some of these differences are biologically determined. . . .
“Male and Female He Created Them”
Why Reject the Media Stereotype?— For Girls
“A real woman knows who she is, and she is comfortable in her skin. She carries herself with dignity. In other words, a real woman knows her worth.”—Hadassa.
Why Reject the Media Stereotype?—For Boys
Does that stereotype reflect the kind of reputation you want to have? Does a real man treat women as sex objects, or does he treat them with respect?