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Old 08-18-2018, 11:10 AM #1
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Does anyone know if this has anything to do with dissociation?
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do you mean split personality? (I didn't see any other things in your message), nad was expecting something above the question.

but yes...... yes it does
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I just don't know who or what I am anymore...

Its not distressing me or anything because I've realised that its always been this way but I need to learn how to calm the angry one because it almost destroyed me recently...

I've also just realised how confusing this must be for the people who I work with.
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I just don't know who or what I am anymore...

Its not distressing me or anything because I've realised that its always been this way but I need to learn how to calm the angry one because it almost destroyed me recently...

I've also just realised how confusing this must be for the people who I work with.


this is certainly the right place to post about it if you want to vent (either in this thread or start a new one with the situation)

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Does anyone know if this has anything to do with dissociation?
short answer no split personality has nothing to do with dissociation.

longer answer. its a bit hard to explain but i will try...

split personality means a person thoughts and beliefs and behaviors are in focusing on either all good or all bad. they dont see things as being / having both pros and cons / positive and negatives. depending upon what they choose to focus on.

example a parent is both good and bad. they have to balance being a the fun mom and the set down boundaries/ rules, taking care of the child.

a child with split personality problems would see the mom as all good or all bad, no middle ground. dispite the parent playing a game with them and taking them to a playground the person may focus instead on all the things the person didnt like about their parent... such as thinking that veggie they had to eat when they didnt want to, the parent made them do their homework instead of watch tve, go to bed too early ...

focusing on all negatives or all positives never seeing both at the same time in everything. there are special therapies to help a person who has polorized (black and white or more commonly known separating people places things events into good and evil)

your treatment provider can explain more about how and why this is no longer called a dissociative disorder here in the USA.
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Does anyone know if this has anything to do with dissociation?


From my understanding, "split-personality" was the original name for multiple personality. Some one else may have already said this. I need to finish reading all the post before I comment. I will do that now.
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I think most people generally use the term "split personality" to express their understanding of multiple personality disorder, such as it is. It is a laymans term rather than a medical one and isn't either accurate or generally appropriate. But yes, when people use it they tend to be referring to what is now known as dissociative disorders.
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Idk, when I hear Ďsplit personalityí in common talk, I think of having only two contrasting personalities: like someone with borderline personality disorder having black/white or love/hate thinking. They are the same person, but with two opposite set of thinking and being.

Often times when one is being described with more complex personality changes, Iíve often heard multiple personalities used in common talk.

And yes, Iíve heard of multiples described as having a split personality- but that term seems so archaic and clinically cold.

But, with all that said, are you in therapy shadow? Anger management courses?

Iíve learned what it feels like when the Angry One gets triggered, so before it erupts, I do some calming exercises like slow controlled breathing, turning around and walking away, reformat my thinking as to what generally triggers is not deemed as important to me as before....like calling us a name used to incite us, but now we just blow it off and chalk it up to the personís lack of mental aptitude which takes the sting off the trigger.

I wonít call it control, but a way to avoid the trigger from happening, building pathways and options around the trigger instead of the one path that always dead ends to it.
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Yes I get it's poor use of terminology. I'm just trying to work out what is going on with me.

I feel feel fragmented.
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Yes I get it's poor use of terminology. I'm just trying to work out what is going on with me.

I feel feel fragmented.
Awww, I just added more to my post, please read.
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