Can be associated with nonliving energy patterns.  Committed to Father before transition sleep.  Derives from presence of Adjuster, custodian of identity.  Humans possess identity only in material sense.  Mind, in mortal life.  Mortals survive by transferring seat of identity from material-intellect to morontia-soul.  Resides in soul.  Spirit always possessed of.  Uniting with Supreme, man does not submerge his identity. 
Identity restored by guardian seraphim and Adjuster.  Identity survives with survival of soul.  Repersonalization, reassembly of memory, insight, and consciousness reconstitutes identity.