Personal Identity

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  1. wingedcentaur profile image82
    wingedcentaurposted 8 years ago

    What is personal identity? Does it matter? If so, in what way(s)?

    1. justplainmad profile image55
      justplainmadposted 8 years agoin reply to this


      1. wingedcentaur profile image82
        wingedcentaurposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Good Evening justplainmad

        Welcome to our forum today, and thank you for stopping by. Tell me, what is the "it" you don't want to talk about?

    2. fresnavee profile image59
      fresnaveeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Personal identity is what you see when you look at yourself, it is what you hear when you read your own words, and moreover it is developed by what you say and how you say it.

      This is probably a cryptic answer, but that's how my own personal identity sees fit to express it. smile

      1. wingedcentaur profile image82
        wingedcentaurposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Good Day fresnavee

        Thank you for joining our forum today and welcome! For you, I take it, identity is external. But you say it is in how/what you see yourself as when you look in the mirror; what you hear (YOU) when you talk; and what you say and how you say it.

        Are you saying that identity is in how you interpret your own self-reflected internal characteristics?

  2. YourIdentity profile image57
    YourIdentityposted 8 years ago

    Does internet identity matter as much as personal identity, or more-so?

    1. wingedcentaur profile image82
      wingedcentaurposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good Day YourIdentity

      You may take the question in any direction you wish. If you consider the Internet a meaningful extension of yourself, then by all means, take this into account in your assessment, to any degree you see fit. I am interested in finding out what you, YourIdentity, think.

      There are no "right" or "wrong" answers as far as I'm concerned. By the way, thank you for being the first person for visiting out forum!

  3. YourIdentity profile image57
    YourIdentityposted 8 years ago

    I work for clients who want their online reputation and identity controlled.
    In today's information-driven society, online and personal identity go hand-in-hand. People openly admit to googling someone before a first date, or a job interview. If you aren't in control of the information, or at least monitoring what content is uploaded then you're at risk for having your reputation attacked, your identity stolen, or worse.
    Your digital footprint is a reflection of your personality and is permanent. Employers going onto Facebook to check out a potential hire is nothing new, and I'd be compelled to do the same in their shoes.
    You can find out a lot about someone by just knowing their name, email, and postal code. If you happen to know the date of birth and other more personal info, it increases the information available.

    1. wingedcentaur profile image82
      wingedcentaurposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good Evening YourIdentity

      Welcome back to the forum. In helping your clients to keep their online reputation and identity controlled, would it be fair to say you are kind of a cyber-bodyguard? Since most of us could not afford or would not merit a bodyguard, your clients -- some of them anyway -- must be important and powerful, and maybe rich.

      I bet there's some you're not at liberty to mention by name -- not that I would be so indiscreet as to ask. That sounds like interesting work! Could you tell us a little bit about how you go about protecting your clients's reputation and identity?

      You know, there is a hubber called PrivateEye2500 (I hope I got the handle right) and according to her profile page she's a private investigator. She has her own outfit with skilled investigators with different specialties, and so forth. Her specialty, as she explained it, is finding out about people through use of various telecommunications apparatus.

      She is not modest about saying she is very, very good at her job. I take it you are too, YourIdentity.

      You know something, YourIdentity? You are like the immovable object protecting your client's privacy. PrivateEye2500 is like the irresistable force seeking out information.

      Tell me, please: In your work do you ever come up against someone like PrivateEye2500, in a situation where cooperation is not only impossible, but your purposes are diametrically opposed? If there has been an occasion, please do tell.


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