This represents the side of yourself that you may keep in the background. It is sometimes called the shadow or the parts of yourself that do not dominate. It might link with feelings or traits you are ashamed of, or with a sense of your own inadequacy – what is usually called lack of self worth. It might also link with the desire to ‘drop out’; to avoid involvement in society; or a cringing, passive attitude; passive anger; feeling poor in spirit – ‘low’. Or it may be a sense of being without talents or worth, of being an outsider.
In a few cases, a wise man lies hidden under the rough exterior who can tell you the secrets of your life and destiny. As such it shows the wisdom and strength gained by meeting the loss of all material support and social standing. See: archetypes of beggar; archetype of outcast and archetype of the shadow.
Useful Questions and Hints:
Is there a part of myself I am denying in some way?
Why am I hiding this part of myself?
How am I relating to this character, and how might I improve the relationship?