What are Emotional Personas?

What are Emotional Personas?

Elizabeth Handy

I use the concept of Matryoshka dolls, or Russian nesting dolls, when I explain Emotional Personas (EP). Every one of us is made up of multiple EPs—the smaller, internal dolls, which collectively make up our whole adult self—the big doll. Each EP represents an age or a moment along the timeline of our lives. In a healthy individual with no trauma, the EPs are integrated and …