Roots of Identity

Family Resemblances
  • K. Jill Kiecolt
  • Anna F. LoMascolo


According to “Miss Manners,” most families have at least one relative who “can give you the provenance of your entire face, telling you the source of your eye color, curls, freckles and the angle of your ears. Furthermore, they can tell you why you are so stubborn, passive or restless, whether you will turn out to be no good, and at what age you can expect to lose your figure, hair, teeth, and memory” (Martin, 2000, p. F5).


Personality Trait Ethnic Identity Identity Theory Biological Parent Individual Identity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Jill Kiecolt
    • 1
  • Anna F. LoMascolo
    • 1
  1. 1.Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburg

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