I was surfing through the internet looking for the diagnostic criteria of DID among other things….
This is what said on one of the pages I came up with:
“. . . The most important thing to understand is that alter personalities are not people. They are not even personalities . . . . It is probably impossible to construct a satisfactory definition of an alter personality . . . . Alter personalities are highly stylized enactments of inner conflicts, drives, memories, and feelings. There is only one person. The patient’s conviction that there is more than one person in her is a dissociative delusion. DID is an elaborate pretending. The patient pretends that she is more than one person, in a very convincing manner. She actually believes it herself (Ross, 1997, p. 144).”
This is one reason why we are not DID!…
The thing is that :we: are not…now, in the past or the present…. just “:alter: personalities” of one person… each of us are people each with his or her own identity. For a :multiple: the only difference from people that are not multiple is that we share one body… A body does not make a person… we just use it to go around in this world….. This is why we choose to refer to us as “Multiple” instead of a person or someone with DID.
I suggest these pages for further reading:
Why We Are Not MPD/DID – by V Multiple Personality is NOT DID
Ugh. *shakes head* Was just in a conversation with the asshole(husband) yesterday – trying to impart the difference between Schizophrenia and MPD/DID. He believes Schizophrenia exists to a point – but refuses to believe MPD is real. Elaborate Imagination and Delusion he calls it. With two close friends of mine diagnosed as MPD/DID, I know without a doubt that it is real. His probably stems from innate hatred of Psychiatrists. Which lead down another path – he believes they manipulate “patients” for their own good to make money. When pointed out that he manipulizes people for his own good as well, and asked the difference? He said it’s because he doesn’t make money from it, and he doesn’t hide the fact under the “for your own good” clause. Bah.People are stupid sometimes, yannow? He’d commit me if I told him half the stuff I go through.
Understand the irritation there.
I miss chatting with you!
This is very good, but I still don’t know gm so the move to MT is not an option. I went to the scripts site saw one page and turned and ran. I wish I were more computer literate, but well I think this ole brain has had about enough techology for a long while. I went to those sites you linked to and it was interesting. Always so much to learn. Doesn’t matter if your 1 or 20 people I love you very much and appreciate you. God Bless……
Thank you for the link to our page on this subject. The more the better. Giving people the opportunity to see a wider picture of plurality.
Freeing multiplicity in the new millennium,
John Asher, Astraea household