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    What groups are you a part of that serve as a significant part of your identity?

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    My hobbies are important to me, but I've been unable to find any groups nearby that involve them, in any but the most vague and generic way. There was a site that specialized in finding such groups, and I forget what it was called; but, here in Chicago, where it is cold a good deal of the time, a lot of people signed up as having "interests" in that stuff would be no-shows on the day of the actual get-together or meet-up. Some would excuse themselves at the last minute, but many would just not even bother explaining their absence. I think the site has better success in places like California.
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    I... actually don't know.

    I may say X, but really I'm more associated with the activity than the actual group surrounding it. Then again, my sense of identity is pretty diffuse.
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    I kinda realized this thread doesn't have much of a topic, and it's just a question. However, we can discuss how being a part of groups contributes to identity if anyone would like.

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    I don't feel like I'm much of a part of any group anymore. Even the groups I meet with from time to time, I don't feel like I'm a part of, nor do I want to be a part of them.

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    I've only ever been part of groups temporarily; usually acquaintances I ran into a nightclubs/bars. But I always made sure to leave how I arrived: alone.
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    In real life with real people that are around me, there is no group. In my mind, I'm sort of in the group of people who are non-religious and also the group of people who are intellectuals/seekers/creators. I feel a sense of connection with those people, even if I don't know them personally. When I was a teenager, I was in a stoner or druggie group, and that probably had a pretty big impact on my identity at the time. I'm glad I'm not as stupid as I was back then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LucrativeSid View Post
    In real life with real people that are around me, there is no group. In my mind, I'm sort of in the group of people who are non-religious and also the group of people who are intellectuals/seekers/creators. I feel a sense of connection with those people, even if I don't know them personally. When I was a teenager, I was in a stoner or druggie group, and that probably had a pretty big impact on my identity at the time. I'm glad I'm not as stupid as I was back then.
    Yes, I think that's what the group identity thing is all about, and we all have group identities like that whether we want to admit it or not. So obvious ones that people tend to be affected by.

    Gender
    Race
    School or Level of Schooling
    Field of Study
    Religion
    Age
    Income Level

    I'm probably forgetting something that's so common and obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImNotTooPopular View Post
    What groups are you a part of that serve as a significant part of your identity?
    I'm a part of the society of
    broke graduate students that ought to get a life.

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