Carl Jung described your Persona as the social mask that you presented to the world. It is the person that you wish others believed you to be rather than who you really are.
We all have different reasons for not wanting to present our authentic selves — with shame, fear and prejudice being just a few examples.
There is an emotional and psychological burden that can come from masking who we are, especially if we feel or believe that others feel that our authentic self is “wrong” in some way. From banning Photoshopped images to creating equal rights for all people, we need to encourage people to not hide elements of themselves that might be marginalized or are difficult for the general public to fully understand. (Medium)
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