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Could you please suggest a reference about the use of persona in design ???

-- 03:01, 24 October 2005 (UTC)


Better to include a picture of an actor or literary figure rather than a picture of masks to best describe "persona". seventhtrilogy 02:45, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Persona in Literary Theory[edit]

The following statements, "The persona may be a narrator, such as in Huck Finn"


"The persona cannot be a character in the story but an “implied author”, that is, a voice not directly the author’s but created by the author and through which he speaks"

are mutually-exclusive, as Huck Finn is the narrator of his own story, and, as such, is a character in that story. Can somebody clear this up? Buck 20:08, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Never mind; I fixed the problem myself. The rest of the article could still probably use a bit of fleshing-out, but as far as literary personae are concerned, I think it looks pretty good now. Buck 23:35, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Is itr possible to discuss the mask in Islam - the key examples are the Burka and veil?

Also the negative feelings about masks - Batman, hangmen, Man in the Iron Mask, bank robbers....

The persona of no face?

Meaning of persona[edit]

Doesn't "persona" come from the latin meaning "to sound through"? (Per + sonare) If I understand correctly the masks worn back when had a certain shape that made the voices louder. (Or at least this may be one theory).

Interesting also that our word "person" comes from this. --Lindy (talk) 17:37, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Persona in Psychology[edit]

Although the short section references Jung's work, the term persona does not appear in either the Jung article or the Jung psychology article. Tedlau (talk) 16:03, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Indeed, absolutely true, dear friend; I assume that some well organized group of people, I mean geeks/trolls, are somewhat taking over this site and inserting words that come from latin or italian wherever they can, not in accordance with common usage of such terms; it's annoying, I know, let's just wait when they grow enough to seek some different kind of fun. Cheers. --Jorg (talk) 02:36, 23 October 2013 (UTC)


Many similar entries give the singular and plural versions. (talk) 14:13, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

"Shin Tensei" Hatnote[edit]

I erased the hatnote reference to the video game and replaced it with the psychology term for a few reasons. Firstly, it can be found on the disambiguation page. Second, I don't believe it's notable enough to justify being there above the psychological meaning of the word, which is widely used, or even the Bergman film, which was incredibly highly-regarded and influential for its medium. Thirdly, the fact that "Persona" is only a nickname of the game indicates to me that there are other names one could search for to find the game's page, such as "persona game."

I hope this doesn't come off as elitist. I just don't think it's encyclopedic to link to just one variation of the term that's popular at the moment when there are other important uses that have been in common use for much longer. If you strongly disagree with me, feel free to revert it. Strachkvas (talk) 23:48, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Abused-misused word[edit]

Persona,"as per" and so on ... this is trolling the whole web, is it so funny? you stupid americans (or whoever you are).Jorg (talk) 21:53, 22 October 2013 (UTC)