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TagLast edit: 8 Feb 2021 16:58 UTC by Yoav Ravid

Identity is an individual’s conception of themselves (1). We might conceive of this as the set of I am ___ statements an individual would make about themselves. It seems correct that identity can dangerous for epistemics since the desire to maintain one’s identity can interfere with updating correctly or changing actions [1], but at the same time there are potentially useful and safe ways to maintain an identity which even enhances one’s rationality [1, 2].


(1) We might consider cases where an external party imposes an identity on someone, but that case has not been the topic of most discussion of Identity on LessWrong.

External resources: Keep Your Identity Small by Paul Graham

Related Pages: Personal Identity, Self Improvement

Iden­tities are [Sub­con­scious] Strategies

Ruby15 Oct 2017 18:10 UTC
28 points
2 comments4 min readLW link

Use Your Iden­tity Carefully

Ben_LandauTaylor22 Aug 2013 1:14 UTC
124 points
33 comments2 min readLW link

The curse of identity

Kaj_Sotala17 Nov 2011 19:28 UTC
186 points
305 comments6 min readLW link

Strate­gic choice of identity

Vika8 Mar 2014 16:27 UTC
115 points
58 comments2 min readLW link

Forc­ing your­self to keep your iden­tity small is self-harm

G Gordon Worley III3 Apr 2021 14:03 UTC
21 points
9 comments2 min readLW link

The Ac­tion­able Ver­sion of “Keep Your Iden­tity Small”

Hazard6 Dec 2019 1:34 UTC
75 points
14 comments4 min readLW link

Self-con­scious­ness wants to make ev­ery­thing about itself

jessicata3 Jul 2019 1:44 UTC
41 points
68 comments6 min readLW link1 nomination
(unstableontology.com)

Roles are Mar­tial Arts for Agency

Eneasz8 Aug 2014 3:53 UTC
218 points
59 comments3 min readLW link

A Ra­tional Identity

Kaj_Sotala12 Jul 2010 22:59 UTC
42 points
26 comments2 min readLW link

On the con­struc­tion of the self

Kaj_Sotala29 May 2020 13:04 UTC
49 points
16 comments17 min readLW link

Three more ways iden­tity can be a curse

gothgirl42066628 Apr 2013 2:53 UTC
61 points
104 comments11 min readLW link

The In­tel­li­gent So­cial Web

Valentine22 Feb 2018 18:55 UTC
142 points
114 comments12 min readLW link

Pre­dictable Iden­tities—Mid­point Review

Jacob Falkovich12 Sep 2019 14:39 UTC
18 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

An at­tempt to dis­solve sub­jec­tive ex­pec­ta­tion and per­sonal identity

Kaj_Sotala22 Feb 2013 20:44 UTC
53 points
68 comments11 min readLW link

“Per­sonal Iden­tity and Upload­ing”, by Mark Walker

gwern7 Jan 2012 19:55 UTC
7 points
19 comments16 min readLW link

The An­thropic Trilemma

Eliezer Yudkowsky27 Sep 2009 1:47 UTC
38 points
231 comments6 min readLW link

You’ll be who you care about

Stuart_Armstrong20 Sep 2011 17:52 UTC
29 points
24 comments1 min readLW link

Out­side Anal­y­sis and Blind Spots

orthonormal21 Jul 2009 1:00 UTC
81 points
34 comments5 min readLW link

Cached Selves

AnnaSalamon22 Mar 2009 19:34 UTC
197 points
81 comments7 min readLW link

Learned Blankness

AnnaSalamon18 Apr 2011 18:55 UTC
201 points
188 comments5 min readLW link

LSD, Med­i­ta­tion, En­light­en­ment, and Ego Death

Fink20 Apr 2014 19:41 UTC
9 points
33 comments1 min readLW link

How I [Kaj] found & fixed the root prob­lem be­hind my de­pres­sion and anx­iety af­ter 20+ years

Kaj_Sotala26 Jul 2017 12:56 UTC
21 points
21 comments1 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

A non-mys­ti­cal ex­pla­na­tion of “no-self” (three char­ac­ter­is­tics se­ries)

Kaj_Sotala8 May 2020 10:37 UTC
75 points
57 comments20 min readLW link

“Win First” vs “Chill First”

lionhearted28 Sep 2020 6:48 UTC
71 points
19 comments3 min readLW link

Chakras & Qi—Old Sto­ries for the Base-Line Ex­pe­rience. Im­prove your phys­i­cal & men­tal health by con­nect­ing body and mind.

leggi8 Dec 2019 4:22 UTC
5 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

A Prob­lem With Patternism

Bob Jacobs19 May 2020 20:16 UTC
5 points
52 comments1 min readLW link

Some Thoughts on My Psy­chi­a­try Practice

Laura B16 Jan 2019 23:16 UTC
144 points
43 comments4 min readLW link2 nominations2 reviews

Sys­tem­iz­ing and Hacking

SatvikBeri23 Mar 2018 18:01 UTC
38 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

On hid­ing the source of knowledge

jessicata26 Jan 2020 2:48 UTC
99 points
40 comments3 min readLW link
(unstableontology.com)

Of Ex­clu­sion­ary Speech and Gen­der Politics

Eliezer Yudkowsky21 Jul 2009 7:22 UTC
87 points
669 comments5 min readLW link

Turn­ing 30

Vaniver8 May 2018 5:37 UTC
35 points
5 comments7 min readLW link

Wron­gol­ogy 101

sarahconstantin25 Apr 2018 0:00 UTC
31 points
5 comments7 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Whin­ing-Based Communities

Eliezer Yudkowsky7 Apr 2009 20:31 UTC
71 points
99 comments4 min readLW link

Real­is­tic thought experiments

KatjaGrace4 Apr 2018 1:50 UTC
25 points
8 comments1 min readLW link
(meteuphoric.wordpress.com)

LW Women- Min­i­miz­ing the In­fer­en­tial Distance

daenerys25 Nov 2012 23:33 UTC
96 points
1,262 comments7 min readLW link

Miss­ing the Trees for the Forest

Scott Alexander22 Jul 2009 3:23 UTC
82 points
159 comments7 min readLW link

I no­tice that I am con­fused about Iden­tity and Resurrection

ialdabaoth14 Nov 2013 20:38 UTC
63 points
80 comments6 min readLW link

Gen­der Iden­tity and Rationality

lucidfox1 Dec 2010 16:32 UTC
53 points
113 comments6 min readLW link

Reflec­tions on Be­ing 30

sarahconstantin2 Oct 2018 19:30 UTC
51 points
3 comments3 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Hog­warts House Primaries

ozymandias20 Nov 2017 17:56 UTC
19 points
16 comments7 min readLW link

Pri­vacy: Defin­ing Yourself

Lulie18 Jun 2018 2:15 UTC
34 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

Be se­cretly wrong

Benquo10 Dec 2016 7:06 UTC
57 points
46 comments3 min readLW link

Dis­abil­ity Cul­ture Meets the Tran­shu­man­ist Condition

Rubix28 Oct 2011 19:02 UTC
39 points
150 comments3 min readLW link

Which Parts Are “Me”?

Eliezer Yudkowsky22 Oct 2008 18:15 UTC
43 points
118 comments5 min readLW link

The Black Team—A Parable of Group Effectiveness

JGWeissman22 Apr 2011 2:37 UTC
60 points
21 comments1 min readLW link

Two kinds of Agency

Elo8 Feb 2018 6:28 UTC
10 points
9 comments3 min readLW link

An anec­dote about names

Manfred30 Oct 2012 3:40 UTC
39 points
30 comments1 min readLW link

So You Want to Colonize The Uni­verse Part 5: The Ac­tual Design

Diffractor27 Feb 2019 10:23 UTC
16 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

The Use­ful Defi­ni­tion of “I”

plex28 May 2014 11:44 UTC
8 points
47 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] An ar­gu­ment for per­sonal iden­tity trans­fer.

Gadersd12 Dec 2020 21:03 UTC
6 points
32 comments6 min readLW link

State, Art, Identity

musq25 Jan 2021 20:22 UTC
1 point
0 comments2 min readLW link

Don’t call your­self a ra­tio­nal­ist.

KenChen14 Oct 2011 20:26 UTC
23 points
121 comments1 min readLW link
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