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28 Examples of Social Identity

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Social identity is the portion of an individual's identity that is related to membership in groups. People can also identify with personality characteristics, ideologies, concepts and physical characteristics that have little to do with group membership. The following are common examples of social identity.
Age Group
Brand Culture
City
Cultures
Disability
Ethnicity / Race
Family
Fandom
Friends
Gender
Hobbies & Interests
Language
Lifestyle
Memberships
Nationality
Neighborhood
Organizations / Teams
Politics
Profession
Religion
Residence
Schools
Sexual Orientation
Social Class
Sport
Subculture
Super Culture
Talents & Ability
A talent can be a perceived social group. For example, identifying with others who are artistic.
Brand culture can be a perceived as a social group. For example, identifying with people who wear a particular fashion brand or drive a particular model of car.
Fandom is the culture surrounding enthusiasm for culture, often pop culture. For example, identifying with fans of a scifi film.

Ingroup Favoritism

Ingroup favoritism, or ingroup bias, is a tendency to be loyal and kind to those with who you identify.

Outgroup Favoritism

Outgroup favoritism is a tendency to treat perceived outsiders better than perceived insiders or to view their culture with greater admiration. For example, an American who sees American culture and society as deeply flawed but views foreign cultures in a completely positive light.

Outgroup Bias

Outgroup bias is a tendency to treat perceived outgroup members differently -- often in a way that is negative. For example, an individual who avoids sitting beside people they perceive as foreigners on a train.

Tribalism

Tribalism, in its modern incarnations, is the process of adopting loyalty to an ingroup and discriminatory attitudes towards out-groups. For example, fans of a sports team who view fans of other sports teams in an extremely negative light such that they are apt to treat them poorly or come into conflict with them.

Ascribed Status

Ascribed status is status that you didn't earn. For example, an individual who is proud of their identity such as nationality despite having played little or no role in the accomplishments and status of this group.

Identity Immersion

The experience of participating in aspects of your social identity. For example, contributing to a culture by participating in a dance festival.

Social Acceptance

People strongly desire social inclusion and respect known as social acceptance. Social identity is one way to feel that one belongs to something greater than oneself and to feel included and respected. The other way is to earn social acceptance with your individual behavior.

Fundamental Attribution Error

A tendency to see yourself as an individual but others in terms of their identity. For example, if you are late for a meeting, it is because you are busy. If someone else is late for a meeting, it is because of their identity such as their age group or profession. This is a type of bias whereby you fail to treat others as individuals.

Mere Exposure Effect

Mere exposure effect is a tendency to view things favorably simply because you are familiar with them. For example, an individual who identifies with a music subculture after attending a single concert. Generally speaking, people can greatly expand their identity with openness and experience or can shrink it with a closed mind, bitterness and avoidance. Ultimately, an individual could simply identify with all of humanity.

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