Identity Diffusion is defined as: “A state of uncertainty about one’s role, purpose, and meaning in life.” It commonly occurs in adolescents but may persist throughout adulthood, making individuals feel lost and out of place. Identity diffusion occurs when people are not allowed to explore themselves. This concept was discussed by Erik Erikson in his theory of psychosocial development. Most often, these individuals are less autonomous and more prone to giving in to external pressures. This blog post provide some insights into characteristics of identity and its various dimensions.

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