Awareness, developed in early childhood, that one is male or female. (230)
an individual's personal sense of maleness or femaleness.
A complex interaction of genetic predisposition, physiological factors and the process of socialization. A sense of belonging to one of the gender categories. How one sees themself socially.
a person's self- perceived sex. (391)
the gender (male or female) one experiences ones self to be regardless of one's biological sex. For example, if Jane is biologically female but identifies as male, then Jane's gender identity is male.
Refers to the personal, private conviction each individual has about being "feminine" or "masculine."
The gender one feels himself or herself to be, whether physiologically male or female.
The inner sense of being male or female. See also gender role, sexual orientation.
The gender to which one feels they belong.
A person's sense of self as being either male or female. Gender identity does not always match biological sex; for example, a person may be born biologically male yet have a female gender identity; at birth, we are assigned one of two genders, usually based on our visible genitals. For many people this gender assignment fits and feels comfortable and they never think about it further. Others do not feel as comfortable with their assigned gender, either because they find the two-gender system too limiting or because they feel greater identification with the gender opposite that to which they were assigned at birth. People deal with this discomfort in many ways, sometimes only in personal ways and sometimes in ways visible to others.
A person's perception of the self as female or male.
One's sense of belonging to the male or female sex; the private experience of gender role. The sameness, unity, and persistence of one's individuality as male, female, or androgynous, in greater or lesser degree, especially as it is experienced in self-awareness and behaviour.
The deeply ingrained sense a person has of being either a man or a woman.
A person's inner conviction of being male or female.
The particular gender, masculine or feminine, with which a person identifies.
is the psychological sense a person has of being male or female.
A person’s internal sense of being male or being female that is usually in accord with, but sometimes opposed to, physical anatomy. There is no clear agreement on how gender identity is formed, but most current theories say that gender identity is formed before birth.
Perception of one's self as male or female, developing in toddlerhood or early childhood, and reinforced by social experience and pubertal changes.
your identity as it is experienced with regard to your individuality as male or female; awareness normally begin in infancy and is reinforced during adolescence
An individual's innermost sense of self as male or female, as lying somewhere between these two genders, or as lying somewhere outside gender lines altogether
One's internal sense of being male or female
The psychological sense of one's own maleness or femaleness. (page 110)
One's psychological sense of oneself as a male or female.
An inner sense of being male or female.
The knowledge that one is a male or a female and the internalization of this fact into one's self-concept.
the sex group (masculine or feminine) to which an individual biologically belongs
a person's internal sense of being male or female. We are born male or female, but we are socialized masculine or feminine. See also gender role.
This term refers to an individual's innate sense of maleness (masculinity) or femaleness (femininity), or both, as well as to how those feelings and needs are internalized and how they are presented to others. Rather than being fixed opposites, masculinity and 'femininity may gradate markedly, depending on individual and social interpretation. Gender identity does not necessarily correspond with biological sex.
A person's inner sense of maleness or femaleness.
an internal sense of one's gender.
A person's sense of him, or herself, as being masculine or feminine.
One's own personal sense of being a man or woman, boy or girl, or "other" gender.
One's understanding or feeling about whether one is emotionally or spiritually male or female or both or neither.
An individual's basic self-conviction of being male or female. This conviction is not contingent upon the individual's biological gender. The exact process by which boys and girls come to see themselves as males or females is not known. However, research indicates that gender identity develops some time between birth and 3 years of age. (See also: Transgender Definitions)
How a person thinks of himself or herself based on his or her gender (masculine or feminine).
a person's internal, deeply felt sense of being male or female, or something other than or in between male and female.
Knowledge, usually gained by age three years, that one is male or female.
The sense of one?s self as either male or female.
awareness of being male or female
An inner sense that one is or belongs to a particular sex.
the self-perception of being male or female, or a combination of the two.