Personas pop up in adulthood whenever we get triggered or stressed by a person or a situation.
A persona brings along the feelings, memories and vague thoughts from your history. You cannot be fully present or see the whole picture when you are in a persona. You are swept into a childhood reverie, or trance, playing out a younger version of yourself. No wonder there’s conflict, confusion, or a sense of being stuck or that you can’t get things to change!
There are 100’s of personas or strategies which keep you locked into dissatisfying interactions, unfulfilling results and conflict in yourself and with others.