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Forums Recent Rules My Activity. Hey there! Welcome to the Digital Spy forums. Sign In Register. What's the difference between adopting a 'persona' and having an 'alter ego'?
System Posts: 2, Forum Member. PamelaL Posts: 67, Forum Member. Oooo alter Demonio Personal - Midiman - Alter Ego was a question on 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' last night. Full House - STaLL 13 - Flush Harman Posts: 4, Forum Member. Erm, an alter Demonio Personal - Midiman - Alter Ego is like another self like on the fab tv show Alias where Jennifer Garner adopts all different disguises to convince people she is other people wheras a persona is well lets say you're going for a job Demonio Personal - Midiman - Alter Ego and you're nervous but you project a confident persona, or you are a bit of a wimp inside but you project tough persona etc.
Is that right? PamelaL wrote:. Sigurd Posts: 26, Forum Member. Collins Concise English Dictionary says: alter ego: 1. In Jungian psychology the mechanism that conceals a person's true thoughts and feelings, esp. Thanks bob. Think you might be Grizzly Bear - Béatrice Bonifassi - Lomax there. I was more interested in why a 'nomal' person would do it.
Would that be them having a 'persona' or would it be their 'alter ego' coming out. Or then again it could be the booze has made them lose their inhibitions??? Is a persona a chosen planned out concious decision, whereas an alter ego is some part of them that comes out from time to time?
Sigurd wrote:. Mrs Harman wrote:. Yeah sometimes when you're drinking you can choose to adopt a more sociable persona. Sorry, I'm a pain but I'm interested in it How can you tell the difference? As in - if you meet someone and you think they're not being 'themselves', how can you tell if it's an 'alter ego' from a 'persona'? Well, I'm no expert on this. However, I'd gather that persona in the Jungian sense and I've never said that before is essentially a cover-up, a mask to conceal the person's true thoughts and feelings.
Now spotting whether the person is actually adopting UHF 3 - UHF* - UHF persona could be very tricky; it probably depends on how well you know them and how convincing their persona is.
For example, some people can act the tough hard-man very convincingly whereas if others try to do so, they just seem ridiculous. An alter ego could be just a completely different aspect of a person — for example, the dull, pin-striped banker might become the tanned surfer dude at the weekend. I would define an elter ego as a completely different person, different name, different personality e. Bruce Wayne's alter ego is Batman.
A persona is tricky to explain, it's an act we all have, to be the person we wish we were. So what's your persona then? Jim Phonics wrote:. Sign In or Register to comment.
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