• Question: what is the most uncommon social identity you have come across in your work?

    Asked by oliviat809rugby to Ian on 20 Jun 2019.
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      Ian Cookson answered on 20 Jun 2019:


      Wow. That’s a great question. Social identity isn’t like personality, it’s defined by being part of different social groups, so you could identify with being a mum, a sister, a teacher, a football fan etc. So it’s quite subtle usually. I guess you’d say the more extreme groups in society are the ones that are less common.

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