Moving   Forward

There are two components that make up your whole person: your personality and your identity.

Your personality is made up of those traits, natural inclinations, and temperaments you've had since you were born. This is what I call your core self - who you are by nature.

Your identity refers to the elements of you that develop over time in response to the external world and your journey through that world. It is the part of you that develops in interaction with others. This is what I call your adapted self  - who you are by nurture.