Friday, September 11, 2015
Learning! The relationship between identity and morals
There is a lot of research out there on what our identities are made of - what makes you into you, what makes me into me.
If you're anything like me, you might assume it's some intangible combination of our genetics, learned behaviour, and memories that give us our identity. Turns out that's not quite the case, or at least it's missing a huge component.
Turns out, a large part of our identity comes from our moral compass! Changes in levels of kindness, patience, and empathy are the traits that most frequently change who we feel we are, and who we are perceived to be by others.