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What makes a sense of self? In other words, what factors make you the person that you are? My family and friends are the main inspirations in my life, which shaped me into the person I am today.

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English Year 11- Context Exploring issues of individuals and their connections Question 1) What makes a sense of self? In other words, what factors make you the person that you are? Here are a few points to consider: family, friends, religion, school, socio-economic circumstances and the community in which you live. My family and friends are the main inspirations in my life, which shaped me into the person I am today. My family raised me and made me the person I was until I got to the age that I went to school, where my friends then played a massive roll on how I acted, talked and dressed. ...read more.

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Question 2) How do you define individuality? I'm my own person; I don't change to empress anyone. If people don't like me, that's their problem, not mine. I dress in the latest designer clothes and wear expensive stuff because I think it looks better. A lot of people in the area I live in wear different stuff so they see me as an individual, but I don't care, because that's just me and the person I've grown to be. I have a silly, stupid side that comes out in me normally only when I'm around my girlfriend Casey, who I am my true self in front of. ...read more.

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My girlfriend and I share a massive connection that is like no one else's, we act different to most people just for fun, we share a lot of interests and hates, and I believe that is a true connection. You have to feel comfortable around the person and normally you can make a good connection with a certain group of people like you. Question 4) Where do I belong? What is the connection between your sense of belonging to people, places or ideas and your sense of self? A sense of belonging can provide us with a connection to others and a feeling of acceptance but conforming to the needs of a group can sometimes compromise our sense of individuality. Consider these paradoxes as you do the following activities: 1) List of groups I belong to: * Family- * Friendship groups- * Gym group- * ...read more.

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