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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Identity Capital

Identity capital is our collection of personal assets. It is the repertoire of individual resources that we assemble over time.

These are the investments we make in ourselves, the things we do well enough, or long enough, that they become a part of who we are.

Some identity capital goes on a résumé, such as degrees, jobs, test scores, and clubs.

Other identity capital is more personal, such as how we speak, where we are from, how we solve problems, how we look.

Identity capital is how we build ourselves—bit by bit, over time.

Most important, identity capital is what we bring to the adult marketplace.

It is the currency we use to metaphorically purchase jobs and relationships and other things we want.
Source: The Defining Decade by Meg Jay

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