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You're having a conversation with Mandie, a slender, attractive young woman. It's a casual chat about nothing in particular between friends. You take out a package of cigarettes and immediately sense a change, as if the atoms in the oxygen around you were slowing slightly. Perhaps you hear an electrical snap, the kind of sound you hear when the air is charged with static electricity and you flip on a light switch. Your friend's body twitches slightly and her demeanor changes. Shoulders square, she puts her feet flat on the floor and assumes an instinctively masculine pose. Bracing her hands on her knees, she leans toward you, and says in a voice that has dropped two octaves,
"Excuse me, ma'am. I really favor those cigarettes you got there. Mind if I have one? I'd be most beholdin' to you." Mandie is gone. Brent has popped in, literally. Perhaps you and Mandie are walking from your car to the grocery store. As you cross the parking lot her gait abruptly changes. Her steps are smaller, slower, clumsier. She grabs your hand and says, "This is a really big street with cars on it. We got to hold hands and look both ways." Little Emily has bumped Mandie.
But.....a word of warning. Whilest I do not know this person of whom you speak but i should advise against sharing the SPS theory with him/her, as it could simply cause further distress, causing him/her to believe they are possessed by demons and the like.
Our exhibited personality and behavior is a result of our brains interpretation of external sensory function. Many MPD sufferers have triggers, like siriuslyone mentioned the girl kissing her granny. New information causes the brain to change and react to the situation. Thinking from the brains perspective is it more efficient to be sad and depressed or switch to a stronger personality that can deal with the environment? Sirius is right, it is a life of hell.
A fractured psyche is a scary prospect for anyone to have to face. Its tough enough just dealing with the day to day realities of such a condition. I think the soul question is just a bit overboard.
Originally posted by Ectoterrestrial
I've been around a fractured personality, but not an MPD.
Another question concerns chimera phenomena. Some people are actually the fused products of two fertilized emryos.
According to the Catholic church, each embryo has a soul. In chimerism, the twoembryos fuse together to make one person, where the liver is from one embryo, and the heart from another, and the left arm skin from one, and the face skin from another, for example (some chimeras of mixed race parents have a checkerboard of skin on their chests.)
Does that individual have two souls?
DID formely MPD is characterized by the presence of two or more distinct identities or personality states that recurrently take control of the individuals behavior accompanied with by an inability to recall important personal information that nis too extensive to be explained by ordinary forgetfullness
Oh, also, proof that physical ailments are the work of the mind (psychosamatic) ie some form of blindness/deaf etc... a case of DID, was a normal person who developed blindness.... then they realise he had DID.... his child personality came out.....the child personality could see...the adult could not....another case, a person was going deaf....personality was deaf, another personaltiy could hear... With this story, i began researching mind over matter principles...and found that all diseases, including cancer/aids/flu, can be overcome by changing the way you think......the virus still exists, its just your reaction to these viruses that change the symptoms of being affected...