This use of personification had its heyday in the middle ages with plays like Everyman, The Castle of Perseverence, and others. When I was teaching, it was difficult to show my students how this kind of thing could be entertaining. It didn't help that the plays were written in Middle English.
Popular entertainments constantly recycle the classics. It was always great to give a summary of The Haunted House by Plautus, and hear my students identify it as Ferris Buehler's Day Off. If only Inside Out had come along earlier, medieval drama might have been easier to teach.
Former students: take note!