The reconstruction of self from outside perceptions.
If one tries to build a persona based on other people’s perceptions of Self, one may be faced with a Frankenstein-ization of self that can distort beyond recognition the true Self inside.
This bogus persona, a mumbo-jumbo of perceptions, opinions, sick mutilations of character, well or ill intended feedback, etc., is a reductio ad absurdum case based on fleeting, stroboscopic and colour-blind views of one great Soul. Yours. Mine.
One possible escape: one must look first and foremost inside one’s Self, then shine the light from the inside out, so as to never let the dark settle inside.