Mask Theory

In addition to traditional counselling and therapy, the Janus Project also offers a newer approach when dealing with personal problems and issues.

Mask theory is an investigation into the multiplicity of personality. The theory considers the changing nature of our personality, as well as the reasons for and the resistances against that same changeability. Mask theory as a therapy used the determination of mask type to help the individual gain a better understanding of themselves. Mask theory has as its core belief that the personalities and behavioural patterns we present to the world are carefully selected masks, composed of selected traits and characteristics that are geared towards corresponding situations and encounters. We then examine the breakdown of the total psychological structure, investigating the relationship between our masks and our core personality.


We believe that a large amount of the problems an individual suffers with his/her personality and social interactions arises from the possibility that they may not be suited to the personality they are presenting to the world. Mask therapy offers a highly interactive method in dealing with and understanding one’s personality. If necessary, we then help the individual make changes to their public personality, which are masks, to be of benefit to them in the future.

The Janus Project started mask theory and therapy in 2006. For the last several years, mask theory has been applied to a number of industries, disciplines and social groups. In all of its applications, mask theory aims to be highly “individual-centric”, seeking the best way to merge each individual into the greater group. Mask theory has been used with private clients, youth groups, educational institutions, and businesses.

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