what do you mean it's not persona

Sometimes I think really deeply about Rage status in Persona. I mean, just consider it. There are so many ways it could be spun. Imagine, instead of its usual effect, your best friend turns on you and looks at you with an expression of hatred, not even recognizing you, and has animalistic fury in their eyes.

For an example, let’s say Yosuke and Souji. Yosuke gets hit with Rage. He immediately goes after Souji, not even seeming to think about what he’s trying to do to his precious partner. He doesn’t snap out of it until he’s slammed Souji onto the floor, kunai jabbed so close to his face that it’s a wonder they aren’t stabbing him straight up…I don’t think he’d even be able to forgive himself after that. Sure, it was a status effect. But he still nearly badly hurt his best friend. Might even avoid Souji for a while.