identity paper

identity paper - Kurtis Reece Sandoval Comm. 150-3 2/12/08...

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Kurtis Reece Sandoval Comm. 150-3 2/12/08 Identity Paper A person’s identity plays a very important role in their life. It is something that is constantly on everyone’s mind. Our identity is important because it is the most prominent feature we convey through communication. Everything we communicate, verbally or non-verbally, to some effect, says something about who we are, whether it reflects our ideals and convictions or just simple details about our social life. The things we communicate expose our identity because people use what we say to compare us to societal norms. These standards can be personal or social, and in America we find ourselves constantly trying to adapt to American societal standards because we fear judgment. In America, and many other places, the most prominent societal standards deal with age, gender, ethnicity, “race”, class, sexual identity and religion. Our society generally tells us that in order to be most accepted in society we need to be straight,
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course COMM 150 taught by Professor Sandoval during the Spring '08 term at S.F. State.

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