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gender identity

n. (context psychology English) A person's sense of self as a member of a particular gender.

gender identity

n. your identity as it is experienced with regard to your individuality as male or female; awareness normally begin in infancy and is reinforced during adolescence

Gender identity

Gender identity is one's personal experience of one's own gender. All societies have a set of gender categories that can serve as the basis of the formation of a person's social identity in relation to other members of society. In most societies, there is a basic division between gender attributes assigned to males and females, a gender binary to which most people adhere and which enforces conformance to ideals of masculinity and femininity in all aspects of sex and gender: biological sex, gender identity, and gender expression. In all societies, some individuals do not identify with some (or all) of the aspects of gender that are assigned to their biological sex; some of those individuals are transgender or genderqueer. Some societies have third gender categories.

Core gender identity is usually formed by age three. After age three, it is extremely difficult to change, and attempts to reassign it can result in gender dysphoria. Both biological and social factors have been suggested to influence its formation.

Usage examples of "gender identity".

Was he referring to the way Helse had masqueraded as a boy, hiding her gender identity?

This was the thirty-five-second segment that, Luce insisted, proved out his theory that gender identity is established early on in life.

On the other hand, some sections of the novel demonstrate a strong attachment to gender identity as an essential part of character.

As befitting the watery environment, gender identity is truly fluid.

In either case, the implied message was the same, a crucial aspect of Freya's overall program of applying, if not a blowtorch, then at least a scented candle to the hard edges of gender identity in her time, in her adopted place -- The Soft Revolution, a campaign more subversive, more revolutionary, and, she hoped, more lasting than guns in the streets.

She's at that age when gender identity starts to crop up in their minds.

Teela lost her mate, then her gender identity and shape, then her life.

Brian Okun said to Victoria Feinstein, 'I'm thinking of doing a seminar on gender identity in the Romantic era.