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persona

 [per-so´nah]
Jung's term for the personality mask or facade presented by a person to the outside world, as opposed to the anima, the inner being.

per·so·na

(per-sō'nă),
A term that embodies the totality of the individual, the total constellation of the physical, psychological, and behavioral attributes of each unique person; in jungian psychology, the idealized presentation to others of all that is acceptable in one's personality; a personality assumed to mask the true one.
See also: ego, self (4). Compare: shadow (2).
[L. per, through, + sono, to sound: from the small megaphone in ancient dramatic masks, to aid in projecting the actor's voice]

persona

/per·so·na/ (per-so´nah) [L.] in jungian psychology, the personality mask or facade presented by a person to the outside world, as opposed to the anima, the inner being.

persona

(pər-sō′nə)
n.
pl. personas The role that one assumes or displays in public or society; one's public image or personality, as distinguished from the inner self.

persona

[pərsō′nə] pl. personae
Etymology: L, mask
(in analytic psychology) the personality façade or role that a person assumes and presents to the outer world to satisfy the demands of the environment or society or to express some intrapsychic conflict. The persona masks the person's inner being or unconscious self. Compare anima. See also archetype.

per·so·na

(pĕr-sō'nă)
A term that embodies the total constellation of physical, psychological, and behavioral attributes of each unique individual; in jungian psychology, the outer aspect of character, as opposed to anima (2); the assumed personality used to mask the true one.
[L. per, through, + sono, to sound: from the small megaphone in ancient dramatic masks, to aid in projecting the actor's voice]
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