1. An electron in the outermost shell of an atom involved in forming a chemical bond. 2. An identity of somebody other than the identity selected by oneself. Somebody else’s identity assumed by a person unknowingly. Include habits and mannerisms which are a result of a person’s compulsion to copy certain people. A valence is a false or true identity. Each person has their own valence. Substitute for self, taken on after a loss of confidence in oneself. The combined package of a personality which one assumes as does an actor on a stage except in life one doesn’t usually assume them knowingly.