Since we are learning to sniff out idolatry, you really ought to read Kevin Bauder's recent essay "Identity and Idolatry."
When people reject God, however, these secondary factors are used to
form their primary identity. Things that are merely derivative are
treated as if they are ultimate. We seek to know who we are in
relationship to created things.
By themselves, however, those things are utterly incapable of telling
us who we are. They cannot support our identity. The more we rely upon
them, the more hollow we find them to be. We cannot really live as if we
are simply our country, our family, our job, or any combination of such
finite elements. We cannot live as if such things were ultimate. The
attempt to do so leads us ineluctably into frustration, contradiction,
and despair. Our existence becomes inauthentic.
If we wander from the God in whose image we are made, then the first thing that we lose is ourselves.
Read the whole essay here.