Social Identity Student Institution affiliations. Abstract. Social identity involves individuals' sense of who they ought to be based on the groups that they are in. The most important group that a person can belong to is a family or a kinship group. A parent does not formulate the family of an individual either do the brothers or sisters. What formulates an individual's real family is the sense of belonging with the people. Being free and able to do anything without the fear of receiving negative judgments is the family that everyone yearns for — a place where the will receive unlimited support to do anything that they want without any restrictions. A sense of belonging comes when a person...