In the article, Mitch asked Julian to list the different spaces and relationships that he is confronted with daily. He then asks Julian to write down what he thought each space and relationship expected of him.
My context map looks like this:
In the reading, we were shown the identity status theory. In this theory, there are four different statuses:
- Forclosed Identity - An individual has commited to a way of life without carefully exploring it or looking at alternatives. This identity can be either thrust upon them due to no perceived alternatives or simply accepted without hesitation.
- Moratorium - An individual that is constantly explores different identities and context, but doesn't commit to one. They are constantly experimenting and trying different ones and changing beliefs, relationships, and behaviors.
- Diffuse Identity - An individual has little to know hesitation to picking an identity and has no real commitment to one. This means that the person will easily flip between identities depending on the context and influence of others in order to fit in.
- Achieved Identity- An individual has resolved their identity crisis and is able to bring their identities from the past and merge them with the present.