There are levels of identification, just as there are levels of being. The higher our level of being, the less we identify with the negative states of the ego, thereby working towards their comprehension and disintegration.
There are two forms of identity: solar and lunar. Our solar identity is individual; it is our Intimate Christ, the Being. Lunar identity is really multiple, fractured, divergent: the animal ego, which in its conjunction constitutes the legion of "I's."
To have self-knowledge, we must observe ourselves in action. However, what we typically denominate knowledge is not objective, simply because:
Knowledge and comprehension are different. Knowledge is of the mind. Comprehension is of the heart. -Samael Aun Weor, Treatise of Revolutionary Psychology
Right now we are irresponsible, since we lack individuality. We are a multiplicity of psychological factors, always in conflict and disorder. To be responsible, we must establish a Permanent Center of Gravity through loving and enacting the esoteric work, as described in Treatise of Revolutionary Psychology.
All of us are held accountable before the law of karma. Those who fulfill the law are known as the Elohim, the judges of universal, cosmic justice.