Definition of identity crisis in English:

identity crisis

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  • A period of uncertainty and confusion in which a person’s sense of identity becomes insecure, typically due to a change in their expected aims or role in society.
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    • Certainly it did not stop me from further confusing the identity crisis by marrying a Bulgarian and choosing to make my home here.
    • It creates an identity crisis and inferiority complexes vis-a-vis the colonizer.
    • I think sometimes they have a identity crisis and I think they are having a huge identity crisis right now.

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