Contrary to popular misinterpretations of identity development theory, identity is not the culmination of a key event or series of events, although key events can play an important role in the larger process.  In fact, it is not the culmination of anything.  It is, rather, the lived experience of an ongoing process–the process of integrating successes, failures, routines, habits, rituals, novelties, thrills, threats, violations, gratifications, and frustrations not a coherent and evolving interpretation of who we are.

Michael Nakkula from Adolescents at School

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