Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) manifested by alter selves usually referred to as multiple personalities, is a lifestyle fraught with more difficulties and chaos than initially meets the eye.
Think logically for a moment – how could an individual with many other persons living in their head function well? How could that person teach children or nurse the wounded in an emergency room? These are only two example of professions reportedly held by these individuals.
Research, and I use that world loosely, that backs the existence of dissociative identity disorder (DID), once called multiple personality disorder (MPD) claim that alter selves/inner parts/ and the like are distinct personalities with their own emotions, memories, and mannerisms. Logically, this cannot be so and this is why:
I once wondered why James Randi, a magician, is an advisory board member of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation (FMSF). The Foundation brought to public awareness the rash of false accusations of child abuse levied on parents by their adult-children following psychotherapy in the early 1990s. Mr. Randi, as a magician, was an enigma and an oddity to an advisory board comprised of the most highly respected researchers, educators, university professors, and department chairs across the United States and Canada. A magician? Many laughed at the prospect and poked fun at the Foundation – but did any wonder why he is there?
The links below are mind twisters that illustrate how our brain perceives the environment.
Let’s take it a level deeper. If indeed each personality is experiencing something different, it would render the individual in a constant state of chaos due to the inability to focus. This was my experience during treatment for multiple personalities based on sketchy memories of childhood sexual abuse that never actually occurred.
We are easily fooled and our perceptions easily manipulated. Give the video a look.