It’s important shape who you are because that is how you get to know yourself. The little things may not matter in one’s life, but they really do. For example, I tend to fidget with my clothes or my hair when I’m not talking with my friends or family. Idn why I do it. I’m not a perfectionist, & it doesn’t bother that I do it. However, it only bothers me if I fidget too much in the moment. The way you walk & your speech affects your identity. It becomes who you are. You might not realize it or are aware of it, but a lot of things do shape your identity, if you allow it to.
My friends & my second cousin affect who I am by what say about me. I don’t care what anyone thinks or says about me, although they are the people I value. So, their words affect me in a way that it makes me challenge what I say before I speak.
Body language can also shape your identity, as well as what you wear. I believe the clothes you wear affect how you move. Personally, I’d feel better that I get wear something I just bought that I was recently coveting. I get to wear it at special occasions or in the street to show off my style. I don’t mind hearing compliments from friends or family, but doesn’t matter as much as what I think of myself when I wear the dress.