Personality & Identity & Dissociative Identity Disorder

 

Personality.

Your personality is how you relate to the world and the people in it. It is generated by your personality program, which is the sum of your past experiences shaped by the virus's which filter how you remember those experiences. The personality program is a set of routines - functions in computer speak - which allow us to adapt to our changing life on a day by day basis.

 

Identity.

Your identity is your official place in society. In spy terms it is your legend. It is the name on your drivers licence, the name your friends call you, your role in society. It is what, in the public arena, distinguishes you from everyone else.

 

Multiple Personality Disorder Vs. Dissociative Identity Disorder (MPD Vs. DID)

The disorder was first called MPD but later changed to DID. For most people who had it the first name was correct. Instead of having a single multifunction personality, they had developed a set of discrete personalities to cope with life as they experienced it. This causes many problems, particularly if they are in a situation where they are confronted with two groups of people for whom they have differing personality programs. MPD causes many problems with memories and interpersonal relationships. If you have a series of nicknames but they spread across all of your associates and you recognize them as your own names then it is MPD.

DID is where you have 2 or more separate identities - legends - where neither recognizes each others name, life, friends, home etc. This is incredibly rare, and for obvious reasons rarely more than 2 identities. One example was a gentleman in the US who spent the working week in one town as one identity, and his weekends in another town as another identity. Both had all of the paraphernalia of life - bank accounts, insurances, licenses etc. but in 2 completely different names. And neither would respond to the others name or recognize the others friends or workmates.

The mental health profession does not investigate for the presence of separate identifiable lives when diagnosing DID. It is impossible for someone with DID to seek help because neither identity knows about the other. These things usually only come to light if a crime is committed and they are confronted with overwhelming evidence of their 2 lives. So most people who are diagnosed with DID should be diagnosed with MPD and treated differently as a result.

The official explanation of DID/MPD is that it is a mechanism for coping with abuse in childhood, but that is the normal role of the personality program. The primary abuse all children suffer is being forced to affirm the lies their society is based on. To do this they have to shut away the truth, and do this automatically. But different people in their lives have different truths so they need automated responses to cover those truths. Even children that suffer extreme abuse still manage their personality in the same way. Just the number of personality functions increases, and they can become more extreme in their differences. MPD occurs when the person, often in adult life, encounters a situation that they cannot automatically cope with. They don't have a function to cover it. So they cycle through all the ones they have, but constantly get the wrong responses. Their life quickly goes to hell in a hand basket. But the disorder is not from what happened to them in the past, it is a direct result of what is happening or has happened to them in the present. Their personality responses to their present situation either aren't coping with what is happening, or are causing behavior inappropriate to the present.

Triggers for MPD can be marriage or marriage break up, childbirth, the death of a parent or close relative, job loss, a major accident etc. In other words the same things that trigger every other type of adult onset mental difficulty. Because the therapists focus on the multiplicity, instead of the trigger for the disorder, they have little success and mostly make things worse. Most people with MPD go through hell for 8 to 16 years, and then time rather than treatment heals them anyway.

2 Identity DID comes about through living one life in one place for someone else's benefit, and a second life in another place for either your own or a second persons benefit. Somewhere in between is a trigger point - a process the person does as they travel each way to swap them from one identity to another. A hell of a way to live, but they would simply never know.

The best treatment for MPD is probably something based on lifestyle coaching and cognitive psychotherapy to once again become successful and functional in life. Treating each personality function as a discrete identity makes this nearly impossible. The worst treatment is any form of hypnosis. Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness. It is not real. You cannot fix reality with imagination.

The cure for MPD, as with all other mental illnesses, is to run the anti virus and stop affirming societies lies.