Split Personality – Several Role as one – Part 3


Split Personality: “A relatively rare dissociative disorder in which the usual integrity of the personality breaks down and two or more independent personalities emerge”.

Normally and scientifically, disorders for the spit personality is randomly advised, and many of the major sites and articles are referred on it psychologically even by the experts. Majorly for an example child abuse or the youth imbalance guidance or torture lead this disorder. Especially sex abuse and sexual mistrust may also lead to this severe disorder. This disorder is somewhat is the naturally culcated in human memory to some extent. Psychology of human is itself is labyrinth, a human can be vanish in this maze, may disappear in it, may get the gate way to Truth or Reality.

One human brain can have two different personalities dwelling in it, according to a new imaging study – and each personality seems to use its own network of nerves to help recall or suppress memories. Alternative personalities are typically developed by children who suffer severe trauma or abuse. The condition, called multiple personality disorder, or dissociative identity disorder, appears to help people cope by cutting off difficult memories, making them seem as if they happened to someone else.

There is no category or phenomenon in psychiatry called split personality. The term is commonly used in popular language to indicate an ambiguous or radically and spectacularly alternating type of behavior. It is often bewildered with the medical illness of schizophrenia because the etymology of the latter (from the Greek schizein, to split + phren, mind) suggests, misleadingly, that schizophrenia is a type of split personality.

In schizophrenia, however, the splitting is within one single personality as the individual’s thoughts, feelings and emotions are seriously and confusingly disconnected from each other in a chaotic and random fashion. Schizophrenic individuals, far from having split or multiple personalities, actually have a great struggle maintaining the coherence and integrity of even a single self.

For instance, if a person has one major alternate and several minor ones the minor ones would be integrated first before the major etc. The difficulty arises because for each personality present there is a tremendous loss of individuality for each one and in each case this loss of an individual “persona” is often felt as a grief or loss of a friend for the true self. As each personality is re-integrated the true self becomes more in tune with its own emotions and feels this grief more keenly.

For this reason it is important to take things slowly and to address only personalities that emerge rather than force anything. In many cases a person’s sense of self may be so buried under all of these layers of ‘others’ that finding the true self may be the most difficult part of the therapeutic process. Often this self is so weak and lacking in will that it presents as a smaller, other personality. It takes caring, sensitivity and insight to help these people since this true self is often a very young child.

Patients with dissociative identity disorder can have personalities that are very different from one another both emotionally and physically. In one example recounted by Jenith, one of a woman’s personalities could play volleyball whereas the other one fumbled. The phenomenon has become part of the everyday language used to describe shock, as when people say “I was beside myself” or “I was falling apart”. But some people are skeptical that dissociative identity disorder is a real condition, suggesting instead that patients might be role-playing or faking.

Jenith hopes her results will help to resolve some of the controversy. Her study and others suggest that different personality states cause brain changes greater than those seen when people simply flip moods. But, Chu predicts, “It will mainly convince the people who are already convinced.

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