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The aim of the paper is to analyze the function of affective experiences within the identity construction. Drawing on Bourdieu's concept of ballance between methodological subjectivism and objectivism the author considers, for the first, the reciprocal dependencies between objective and subjective determinants of identity. He primarily examines relations between autoidentification changes (modifications of mental representations of the self as a society member) and acquiring of new language skills as well as additional elements of cultural patterns. In such intersubjectively valid patterns there are embedded tacit or apparent criteria of the distinction between "the own" and "the other" which shapes autoidentifications. For the second, the author deals with the role of affective experiences within the primarily socialization, where autoidentifications emerge and shape. He focuses on the axiological layer of connotation, which can be understood as a nebula of associative images accompanying every notion. Connotations can function as a rhetorical instrument in such a way that they can legitimize narratives about the past.