Question: Does the soul usually take the same mind when it reincarnates?Sri Chinmoy: When the soul returns to the soul's region, it will not carry the human portion of the mind with it. It will leave the mind on the mental plane. Whatever good or bad qualities the mind has will remain there. If the soul forgives the mind and wants to take the same mind again, it can. Otherwise, that mind will be given to another soul. The same mind will not usually be taken by the soul. But if the soul wants to take the same mind, it will get first preference.
Sri Chinmoy, Sri Chinmoy answers, part 7, Agni Press, 1996