book by Meg Jay, PhD

  • WORK
    • Identity Capital
      • What is it? Identity capital is our collection of personal assets. It is the repertoire of individual resources that we assemble over time. These are the investments we make in ourselves, the things we do well enough, or long enough, that they become a part of who we are. Some identity capital goes on a resume, such as degrees, jobs, test scores, and clubs. Other identity capital is more personal, such as how we speak, where we are from, how we solve problems, how we look. Identity capital is howe build ourselves--bit by bit, over time. Most important, identity capital is what we bring to the adult marketplace. It is the currency we use to metaphorically purchase jobs and relationships and other things we want.
      • Twenty-somethings who take the time to explore and also have the nerve to make commitments along the way construct stronger identities. They have higher self-esteem and are persevering and realistic. This path to identity is associated with a host of positive outcomes, including a clearer sense of self, greater life satisfaction, better stress management, stronger reasoning, and resistance to conformity.
      • What do I plan to do for my identity capital?
  • LOVE
feb 2 2019 ∞
feb 2 2019 +
user picture christina: I loved this book! Have you seen the TED talk? feb 2 2019
user picture Venus: No, I haven't! I keep forgetting that there was one, so thank you for reminding me. I'm sure it was incredible!