My definition of ID card and identity
„Identity“ is the „ multidimensional network“ of one persons´ features of the body and mind, his characteristrics, feelings, beliefs, selfconsciousness and his role in his social context that distinguish the person from other people. The identity is given from the beginning of life to death. On the one hand the identity is a steady state of this „network“ (features of stability and consistency) on the other hand it is open for development, social interaction, learning (features of flexibily and openness). Like a circle or ring this „network“ has no beginning and no end as it is a unique unity and entity. The identity is like the center or axis of the personality.
The „ID card“ is a sign which is openly worn by a person and enables other people to see and recognize who or what somebody is. The ID card can be used as a sign of personal, cultural, national or group identity (e.g. the sign identifies the participant of a special meeting, the member of a team or nationality etc.).