I am often quite disturbed by people who write about Dissociative Identity Disorder without living it.
I am definitely aware that is somehow a fascinating and difficult condition to grasp even when you find yourself in, that’s why most of the time when I read discussions about it I feel deeply hurt though I know there was no intention to harm anyone but to share better information about the subject.
There are no proper words to describe how we feel and experience the different people that compose us and I understand how strange and weird it is to imagine that…
Now, with genuine DID, alters can be of different ages and such, and will act in a different way from one another. That being said, they do not all exist at once. These TikTokers will tell stories about how their alters interact with one another, what their relationships are like, such as alters having feuds with one another, but that isn’t how DID goes. There are also no universal triggers that bring on switches between alters in the way that certain …
Sarah McManus MSc
Sorry to say that, as person with DID, I totally disagree with you on this point. How can you say that alters doesn't exist at once? How can you be so sure that alters doesn't have relations between one another?
For sure you don't have DID, this is clear! No offense intended, simply the will of not allowing others to speak about something that I live with since 50 years.
I truly get that is very difficult to grasp what is like living in more than one inside the same body/mind, so I please you to consider to learn directly from DID people the way it goes. You might appreciate, as professional, having a look to the DID community on Reddit, one of the very few places where we can be truly understood and I hope a place where you can find better understanding of the reality we live.
Most of the time body is a word that doesn’t mean a lot to me.
It has no real reference in my own flash, my body is not me. My body is the machine that allow my brain to run in my own worlds and forget the entry door. My body can become any body and also no body.
My name is A., my body is a female one, not too curved and this is good.
When I was a child I didn’t see my female body, I didn’t care. I was living another life. I was a teenager, a kind…
I am a teacher since almost 30 years and my experience has a wide range of schools, each one with its specific background, each one with its history and traditions, each one with its core beliefs about learning models and tools.
In the latest years, since I became a kind of STEM/STEAM chief and tutor, I’ve been in more than one hundred classes from age 4 to age 16. It’s really exhausting but indeed a great opportunity to develop a big picture about educative relations between teachers and students. …
I could tell a thousand stories about us, I could animate novels, thrillers, stories, researches, science fiction adventures and theater scripts. Psychology, sociology, toxicology, numerology and other articles.
Everything is already prepared as an immense mosaic in which each tile is at the same time incipit, prologue, dialogue, monologue.
I could open a door to close the others nine hundred ninety-nine. I could follow a color, a smell, an idea. I could write from a one perspective only. I could venture into any pipeline and let me slide to the epilogue.
Because every simple line has an epilogue. A certain…
At least for now.
I am a little over my 50’s and I’ve moved at least 17 times in my life. When I was younger I was asking friends to help me out with my things, of course they were nice and gave me a huge help the first times, then all became a bit less easy because I got to move again and again. I had with me just two suitcases with clothes but hundreds of books and the number was increasing each time. I don’t know if you can relate, after a while people began to gently disappear…