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Old 02-01-2019, 06:34 PM   #11
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I just noticed the second picture doesn't show up, somehow the ] was left off and I'm not sure how that happened or when. But I can't fix that so whatever, that is very curious.
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I haven't seen a second picture. Can you try to repost it again?

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Little one's drawings
There we go. The bunny's name is Naomi BTW. The colour turned out weird in places here, the cat is orange I dunno why it looks so red.
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There we go. The bunny's name is Naomi BTW. The colour turned out weird in places here, the cat is orange I dunno why it looks so red.
u draws reli gud kevin liks ur pikchurs tanku for shars dem
som us lik to draw to on da mabe wil sho u som pikchurs
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That's awesome. It's so cool that he can express himself through art work.

It's important to remember that five year old alters do not literally possess the skills and abilities of an actual five year old. They do possess an element of developmental stuckness as they were split off and separately contained, but some types of memory and learning cross the amnesiac barriers. For instance narrative and declarative memory might be restricted to an alter, but the ability to walk and talk, feed oneself, or even complex actions such as reading and writing or even driving a car might be shared. Or they might not be. It may depend on what was needed.
Just saying that comparing the skills of an alter to a same aged child doesn't work. An alter may be only say 8 years old, but they could either share or "inherit" the ability to do a certain task from other alters, or they could have been practicing an 8 year old skill for 20 years or more. A child alter really isn't the developmental equivalent of an actual child of the same age. .
I agree and I think it can vary for each person that has DID,some may have alters that are the developmentally equivalent of an actual child, some may not. I don't think it's the same for everyone,depending on the type of abuse and what the alters were needed for,how the system was set up,etc.

I had a variation within my own system.I had some young ones that had no abilities beyond their ages.A 4 year old that was just a 4 year old,happy,playful,carefree,etc. Another 4 year old could read, write,draw and was highly advanced,she could even write poetry. A 6 year old that was more like a teenager that drank alcohol,smoked cigarettes,could drive,etc. I had a young one that behaved as an adult and could take on adult responsibilities as well as an adult can.I won't go into why they needed to be/do who/what they were but I do know that it's not true for everyone that their alters can only possess skills and abilities of a real child of the same age.

And for those that have animal alters too,I don't think they possess just the skills and abilities of an actual animal.
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I too have different alters of varying abilities not related to their perceived age. In the end I suppose that's what alters have.... a "perceived" age, rather than an actual age. Because in reality they are split off parts of a 36 year old or a 45 year old or a 65 year old or whatever age the person with DID happens to be. They are -not- actual children. They can't be assessed as -actual- children. I do believe their skills and abilities will be whatever they need(ed) to be, regardless of the emotional and physical age they perceive themselves as.

In regards to animal alters, I don't think they even come close to possessing the skills and abilities of the actual animal... but rather they -believe- they possess the skills and abilities of the animal.
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It makes sense that alters can be/do just about anything considering the fact that they're not actual real people.

Some think those with DID have other people living inside of them,real live,breathing, different humans inside them.That's not the case at all.It's a disorder,a mental illness.And it can manifest differently in different people.And can be experienced differently too.Just the same as any other mental illness,everyone experiences it in their own way whether it's GAD, Bipolar or whatever.People may share the same diagnosis but their experiences are unique.

So if those with DID had real children inside of them we would expect them to behave and have the same abilities as a real child that age.But since they're not real that's how I had a very advanced 4 year old,a 6 year old that could drive,etc.
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In thinking about my above post,I hope no one was offended by it. I'm not saying that those with DID don't really have alters or anything like that. I know firsthand that they are experienced as real and they really do feel like other human beings inside of us,but they're not.

Writing that out made me realize why it's so easy to think of integration as getting rid of or killing off alters.When we experience them as real humans living in us it does seem like it would be that way.The reality of it though is they are not real humans living inside of us and amandalouise's thread about integration explains DID,dissociation and integration very well.
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