Does that make sense ? please your point of view.
"Every individual is a meeting ground for many different allegiances, and sometimes these loyalties conflict with one another and confront the person who harbors them with difficult choices " by Amin Maalouf.
Meeting ground is the identity. It is made up of many components which are allegiances, they are combined together in a mixture way that shapes every individual. These allegiances are the affiliations. For example, when it comes to difficult in choice concerning allegiances Amin Maalouf has always the same answer, which is "Both" when asked if he felt "more French" or "more Lebanese". This is does not mean he has several identities. It is just one single identity made up of many aspects coming together in harmony to form a single entity.