the condition of being uncertain of one's feelings about oneself, especially with regard to character, goals, and origins, occurring especially in adolescence as a result of growing up under disruptive, fast-changing conditions.
In Erikson?s theory of psychosocial development, a period of self-doubt and active questioning about one?s definition of self ('Who am I?' 'Where am I going?') which typically takes place during adolescence. See also identity status, psychosocial stages.
Identity Crisis is a seven-issue comic book limited series published by DC Comics in 2004, written by Brad Meltzer and penciled by Rags Morales. It was one of DC's top-selling series throughout its run, but attracted controversy for drastically retconning aspects of DC's Silver Age. Some critics considered its attempt to add modern excitement and drama to "old-fashioned" characters sensationalist exploitation, while others hailed the work as a masterpiece that updated several DC characters successfully.
Identity Crisis is the first album by the band Thrice, released in 2000 by Sub City, a branch of Hopeless Records. A portion of the proceeds from this album went to the charity "Crittenton Services for Children and Families". This album follows the release of their limited self-released "First Impressions" EP in 1999.
Erik Erikson, the psychologist who coined the term identity crisis, believes that the identity crisis is the most important conflict human beings encounter when they go through eight developmental stages in life. The identity is "a subjective sense as well as an observable quality of personal sameness and continuity, paired with some belief in the sameness and continuity of some shared world image. As a quality of unself-conscious living, this can be gloriously obvious in a young person who has found himself as he has found his communality.
Identity Crisis is a 1989 comedy film directed and edited by Melvin Van Peebles, and written by Mario Van Peebles. The film, a parody of the body switching comedy films of the era, is about a rapper (Mario Van Peebles) who winds up sharing his body with the soul of a dead fashion designer, switching between personalities every time he is struck on the head. The film was not a critical or financial success during its original theatrical release.
"Identity Crisis" is the twenty sixth episode of the TV-series Danny Phantom. Danny is sick and tired of his human life messing with his ghost life, so he splits himself in two using the Fenton Ghostcatcher, his ghost self to handle his superheroic duties while his human self goofs off. However the two must find a way to work together when Technus comes to cause trouble.