Definition of Terms
Identity is the overall view we have of ourselves. It is the sense of who we believe we are. It is something which we must work for to achieve. Its development relies on how we handle life’s many situations.
Stages of Identity Developments
• Carefree stage – Stage in which a person has not learn to make choices since he has not experienced any crisis yet.
• They are right stage – Stage wherein a person accepts all the values and choices made by other people as his own.
• Questioning the value stage – Here a person finds it hard to make personal decisions and choices during period of crisis. He must test his values and behavior to know what among them should be adapted or avoided.
• The resolved stage – The final stage, which a person has resolved his doubts about his values and choices. He now has his own behavior patterns and values that identify his person.
Ignorance in this context is a status of mind that shows a lack of necessary knowledge (learning and understanding) over one need and that one need depends on what needs that person has for knowledge.
Influence in this context is an ability of a person to affect another behavior, attitude, or belief. It is induced into action to give direction to, mold, persuade, and/or educate others.
Influencing Style in this context is an ability of a person to affect another behavior, attitude, or belief. It is induced into action to mold, persuade, and/or educate others.
Inheritance in this context is an action by which an assumed practice “inherits” the characteristics of another practices.
Instances are cases, examples, or occurrence of class.
Integration in this context is a result of proceeding in an order governed by pattern interdependencies and wholeness of purpose. It has a focus departmental and individual purposes that unites, utilizes, and aligns assumed Practice in the fundamental structure and natural processes of operation; makes clear priorities; and eliminates guessing about next move to achieve results.
Intellectual Development in this context is needed in developing one’s ability to learn and to apply what have been learned into practical use.
Interaction Reinforcement in this context is a act that support behavior, response, and/or performance improvement.
Interior life – God wants us to be holy. Each christian must try to sanctify himself in his place within the church of Christ. By believing in God, the faith and trust that a person puts in God are the best insurance he has of finding true peace, joy, and contentment in the midst of numerous hardships and problems.
Interpersonal interactions – empathy (do I follow-through on my commitments to others; do I follow-up with others on their commitments to me) – involved the ability to deal effectively with other people.
Intrapersonal interactions – values (how do I learn from my mistakes; can I change my reactions to situations the second or third time I experience them)
Issue in this context is the questions in a controversy that must be settled if we are to come to a justified conclusion. They are often raised when two arguments contradict one another. Or they may be raised when one argument is presented and one of its premises is challenged “Committee for the Fourth R” – A Handbook on Reasoned Discussion.