What Are Gender Identity Issues?: For many people, the sex they are assigned at birth aligns with how they feel inside themselves, but for some people, it doesn’t. Gender identity refers to your personal sense of your own gender and how the way you feel inside doesn’t seem to match the body you are in.
Gender expression refers to how you outwardly express your own personal genders, such as by your appearance, mannerisms, behaviours or interests. This is usually based on collective factors, such as gender social norms and perceptions.
Feelings and self-questioning yourself around gender identity can emerge at any time, some people might know from childhood that they are feeling misgendered, while others might not familiarize themselves with this and only begin to recognise it in adulthood.
Sometimes questioning your gender can be a sign that you are transgender, non-binary, genderfluid or any other LGBTQIA+ gender and sexuality. You might decide to make changes to relieve intense discomfort (gender dysphoria) and a therapist can support you in that process.