The following study is concerned with the personal and social function of language. It focuses on the dominant rating of languages and their speakers, with the aim of educating society about the use of multiple languages and deconstructing negative discourses about multilingualism. The study reviews traditional concepts of identity regarding point of view and relevance, and whether language plays a decisive role in these concepts. Two more recent approaches to identity will be examined, before concentrating on the global and political power of languages from a postcolonial view. This study proposes that everyone, whether in different languages or in one language with different dialects, can be considered a multilingual speaker. The results of interviews conducted with five adults, regarding their experiences with different languages, are analyzed at the end of this paper. Of what importance are their first languages to them, and of what importance the subsequent ones? Do they establish a connection between their spoken languages and their identities?