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identity crisis

 
pronunciation:
aI den tih ti kraI sihs
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a period of distress of confusion about one's role, goals, character, or the like, esp. occurring in adolescence, because of conflicting expectations from parents, peers, or the like.
definition 2: a similar state of confusion about goals and priorities in an organization, institution, or the like.