a period or episode of psychological distress, often occurring in adolescence but sometimes in adulthood, when a person seeks a clearer sense of self and an acceptable role in society.
confusion as to goals and priorities: The company is undergoing an identity crisis.
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How to use identity crisis in a sentence
As we’ve written before, both parties are going through an identity crisis, and nowhere is that more on display than in Ohio.Ohio Special Election Results: The Mainstream Holds | Philip Elliott | August 4, 2021 | Time
I was going through an identity crisis and asking myself how I can find happiness, where is the happiness if I don’t have this sport.How Olympians Are Fighting to Put Athletes' Mental Health First | Alice Park | July 22, 2021 | Time
In particular, after the closure of the frontier in the 1870s, Indigenous imagery helped Americans solve an identity crisis.Some representations of Native Americans erase their history | Hayley Negrin | May 21, 2021 | Washington Post
Like anyone going through an identity crisis, Michigan football has had to make some changes.Can New Coaches — And A New Vision — Fix Michigan’s Defense? | Richard Johnson | April 8, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
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When I was a teenager it was all about teenagers having an 'identity crisis.'Kim Gordon: Going Solo After Sonic Youth, and Why She Identifies With ‘Girls’ | Andrew Romano | April 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Not yet 10 years on the market, e-cigarettes are having an identity crisis.E-Cigarettes, Facing Ban, Still Figuring Out What They Want to Be | Alex Halperin | December 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The show suffered from an identity crisis—was it a workplace sitcom, a romantic comedy, or a hybrid of both?Mindy Kaling on How ‘The Mindy Project’ Became Legitimately Great | Kevin Fallon | September 17, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
This time around, a major Republican identity crisis appears to be one of them.
Elections have consequences, and this time, an identity crisis seems to be one of them.