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Identity may refer to:

Philosophical topics[edit]

  • Identity (philosophy), also called sameness, is whatever makes an entity definable and recognizable
  • Law of identity, principle of logic stating that an object is the same as itself
  • Personal identity, the numerical identity (continuity of existence) of persons through time

Personal conception and expression[edit]

  • Gender identity, also known as core gender identity, the gender(s) or lack thereof, that a person self-identifies
  • Identity formation, the process of the development of the distinct personality of an individual
  • Identity (social science), individuality, personal identity, social identity, and cultural identity in psychology, sociology, and philosophy
  • Persona, a social role or a character played by an actor with oneself
  • Sexual orientation identity, how people identify their own sexuality

Specifications of persons[edit]

Group expression and affiliation[edit]



  • Accounting identity, calculation or measurement that must be true regardless of the value of its variables
  • Corporate identity, "persona" of a corporation by way of branding or use of trademarks

Computer science[edit]

Culture and the arts[edit]

See also[edit]