Well, all the things listed in the OP seem to be things that most people go through, to some extent. I think I may have been conspicuous, like many other Tropers, due to a reduction (or outright absence/irrelevance) of these things.
Let's go through the specific examples:
I don't quite understand the "imaginary audience" thing. In fact, bar about six months when puberty first hit (pretty hard, too) I disregarded even the real
audience, for the most part (and even when I was playing up in front of people, it was not a show for all or a cry for attention, but rather messing around with my friends or trying to create entertainment at school).
Re: drinking and driving, I at first disdained those kids who were getting drunk. The drinking age is 18, but it doesn't tend to be paid much attention; there was the poorly-behaved crowd who started drinking (and smoking) around 13 or 14, some who were drinking (and pretending to be really drunk) to seem like adults or excuse shameful conduct, most people were at least into it a bit by the time they were 16, while I (as well as most of my better friends, and sensible acquaintances) didn't drink at leisure until I was (and they were) around 17 - probably, to some extent, to distance myself from the less-than-dignified stuff surrounding under-aged drinking in our peers (and from conversations I've had, others had similar motivations) - and, by that stage, my parents were perfectly happy for me to do so because they knew me and trusted me to be responsible. So getting drunk, and having problems because of it, never was a danger for me. Driving... Well, I was too lazy and uninterested to go for my learner's license when I was able to at 16, and then the conditions for starting to drive changed, making it such a nuisance that I've still not even attempted - I'll probably get a motorcycle instead, anyway. A few dimwits around me liked to do burnouts and took pride in their cars (which weren't really very impressive, and were bought by Mummy and Daddy, so it seemed kind of misplaced). Most people either weren't going for their license, or were and weren't making any sort of deal of it. Riding in friends' cars was a rarity.
Religious, political, etc. identity? Well, from about the time I finished primary school, I listened almost exclusively to gangster rap, and this continued until about the time I finished middle-school (when I started to listen to other stuff), and I stopped listening to it entirely some time later. Whether this was representative of any significant personal change would be doubtful, though - I was always one of the kids taking difficult subjects, talking about video-games, ridiculous hypotheticals, and science homework with friends. Maybe the change in music represented some maturation on my part - I had to some been enamoured with the violent imagery and the like, and I guess I grew out of that. That said, lately, I've been listening happily enough to some of the stuff from my younger days. In other respects... Well, I don't know of a change in identity, but rather the appearance and development of awareness of an identity regarding my political and philosophical views and my place in society, certainly took place (a gradual process, I think). Before then I was just a kid, after all.
Never really cared about "body image" (I only bothered with removing my neckbeard (for some reason, that was the first place facial hair started to grow, and always was fastest and thickest) because my parents scolded me), although I enjoyed being a head taller than everyone around me for a while, and was also happy when I started to get some muscles. Sexual changes never came "too early" or "too late", as far as I can recall. Sexual urges? Well, I never really acted on any, unless you include porn (and I got caught once, when I was in primary school and only looking out of curiosity, and never was caught again). Perhaps this is because everyone's sexual activity was either hidden under the excuse of "I was drunk" (no you weren't) or silly teenage romance, neither of which I ever got involved in.
Impulsive decisions based on emotion? Not really. Stupid behaviour based on whims and boredom? Maybe a bit, but I sorted that out - it was bad for about a year (I got vaguely threatened with expulsion, once) but I honestly don't feel that I ever did anything really bad.
I didn't really rebel against my parents. They were never remotely strict, and the only real sources of conflict were staying up too late, never studying, refusing to do chores, using the computer too much, or fighting with siblings. This conflict was always short-lived, although there were some instances of ridiculous animal-rage, loud yelling, and breaking things. I no longer have such a temper.
I couldn't say that I've been particularly influenced by either my peers or my parents. Usually, the peers whose views I care about, and my parents and other relatives, have similar or at least compatible views with me, when it comes to most things, and if not, are at least tolerant of difference. I've roughly found my own way, and it just happened to be acceptable to the people that I respect.
Otherwise... Well, there was a difference in interests and recreation, I suppose, but that's superficial. I always had my group, and a few friends doing almost exactly as I did. I think I was a bit different to most people, but not really "weird" - just in the minority.
edited 29th Nov '11 3:24:52 AM by ekuseruekuseru