In “Individual therapy, Individuation & Masks, 2“, I dealt with the “overly thick” persona or social mask — but can the mask also be overly thin? A number of my readers have pointed out in responses to that earlier post that it most certainly can — and that’s an individuation issue! Not…
The persona (Latin for "mask"), or social self that the individual shows to the world can become so artificial and entrenched that no one -- including the person wearing the mask -- knows who the individual really is.
Jung saw that we all conceal our true nature to at least some extent , and identified it with a particular structure in the personality: the persona, which means "mask" in Latin. Mask is an deep thing in all of us.