What a problem it is when one identifies solely with the persona, the mask. Rigorous denials of shadow and other unconscious contents is counterproductive as the ego’s links to the holistic self are weakened. One becomes top heavy and ready for a crash. When this happens, the shadow will spill out exposing the persona as a fraud. It is akin to walking around without wearing any pants, being exposed and vulnerable. Better to look into the mirror and see the self behind the persona.