this tendency would, perhaps, continue to carry on -- suggesting, perhaps, that an innate drive may be part of the soul essence, translated -- the emotional template may be the primary thing that "reincarnates"
when we look at defining characteristics that are "consistent" with past life claims
I think memories are not the bedrock foundation upon which claims could or should be made
if there is such a thing as reincarnation -- and I personally believe there is
then finding "what reincarnates" is pretty important moving forward
my own belief, based on my own home grown ways of looking
is that emotional "styles" will continue -- the personality types seem to keep going and going
also, "karmic resonance" such as places, furniture (to me a biggie), food, music etc often tend to "evoke a response" in cases where there is a past life "connection"
I also believe, quite strongly, that there will always always always be quite striking physical characteristics that are eerily similar
I do overlays of one person with another when I think there is a possible match
and, in my opinion, without this (as well as a strong Astrological synastry between the charts; Astrology is something I think does have "validity" and is also a marker supportive of cases when other factors exist)
there is not a strong case supportive of the connection
I don't think someone who was a C list celebrity in 1910 can be ruled out by someone in 2018 as a past life in all cases
long story only sort of long -- a bias against past lives of note
is something that may not be true in all cases and as researchers it is important to look at the totality of evidence before passing judgment