glenn123 asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 7 years ago

What's the difference between identifying and labeling?

With regards to yourself?

With regards to others?

Please elaborate.

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  • 7 years ago
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    There's a learning in the making if I ever saw one. Excellent question.

    I label myself....only if I have to, like if put to the challenge.

    Otherwise I see that there are roles I play in the lives of others. Sometimes a mystic, sometimes a musician, other times a reminder, occasionally I play the role of teacher and rarely the mediator.

    Mostly I see the potential in others and encourage or allow them to play out those roles.

    I am both a seer and a seeker at once.

    I will identify with most any person or event that crosses my path.....I am attracting that thing or person, as I understand it....thus I identify with them or that.

    As for labelling....teacher always....and anything otherwise is my personal perspective tripping on my ideas of what is.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Identifying is usually about a practical approach, usually it's part of the process of finding a solution.

    Labeling is about a verdict, it's a 'fixed result', often people forget to find a solution when they do this.

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    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    Identity is about unique qualities of an individual - it serves to distinguish selves from others.

    Label is more of a derogation for shared characteristics - it is diminutive of stereotypes.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    You identified someone, that can be kept hidden if required, you labeled someone, it won't be hidden.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Labeling is what you say about yourself, identifying is what you feel about yourself

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    One is recognition, the other is judgment.

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