In the West, we use “identity” language.  This kind of language is a belief of modernity.  Most don’t communicate it as a belief, but rather use it as a self-evident truth (again the assumptions there of our modern and supposedly enlightened era).
For example, the idea that one’s sexual preference is synonymous with one’s identity is a belief.  It is an idea we believe to be true, and in the history of ideas, it is a rather recent one.
Identity language gets lots of play and lots of traction because we are modern folk with many modern assumptions.

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