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 <fc green>​The **Persona**</​fc>​\\ ​ <fc green>​The **Persona**</​fc>​\\ ​
-§245 "This arbitrary segment of collective psyche—often fashioned with considerable pains—I have called the //​persona//​. ... If we endeavour to draw a precise distinction between what psychic material should be considered personal, and what impersonal, we soon find ourselves in the greatest ​di- lemma, for by definition we have to say of the persona'​s contents what we have said of the impersonal unconscious,​ namely, that it+§245 "This arbitrary segment of collective psyche—often fashioned with considerable pains—I have called the //​persona//​. ... If we endeavour to draw a precise distinction between what psychic material should be considered personal, and what impersonal, we soon find ourselves in the greatest ​dilemma, for by definition we have to say of the persona'​s contents what we have said of the impersonal unconscious,​ namely, that it
 is collective. ​ It is only because the persona represents a more or less arbitrary and fortuitous segment of the collective psyche that we can make the mistake of regarding it in toto as something individual. It is, as its name implies, only a mask of the collective psyche, a mask that feigns individuality,​ making others and oneself believe that one is individual, whereas one is simply acting a role through which the collective psyche speaks."​ is collective. ​ It is only because the persona represents a more or less arbitrary and fortuitous segment of the collective psyche that we can make the mistake of regarding it in toto as something individual. It is, as its name implies, only a mask of the collective psyche, a mask that feigns individuality,​ making others and oneself believe that one is individual, whereas one is simply acting a role through which the collective psyche speaks."​