About Oh, Andy. You're fine, but you're simple.
"Identity" … is riddled with ambiguity, riven with contradictory meanings, and encumbered by reifying connotations. Qualifying the noun with strings of adjectives—specifying that identity is multiple, fluid, constantly re-negotiated, and so on—does not solve the Orwellian problem of entrapment in a word. It yields little more than a suggestive oxymoron—a multiple singularity, a fluid crystallization—but still begs the question of why one should use the same term to designate all this and more. - R. Brubaker & F. Cooper