What are the characteristics which really define you as a person?
How do your friends influence your identity?
Who are the people who influenced your identity while growing up?
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It is sometimes easier to think about these things when you make them visual. Create your own identity map. Do this exercise with a friend you trust and in case any bad memories come up then ask for help or talk to your trusted friend about them. Look after yourself!
Take a big piece of paper and write down your name in the middle. Around your name you write your characteristics. Now make a list of people who have influenced your characteristics and give them each a colour. Now you draw lines in these colours from your name to the characteristic to show who has had an influence on that. You can add a plus or minus if the influence was positive or negative.