Alter Ego;s

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 10/06/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Do any of you have THAT personality that you warn people about(alter Ego’s), like when your about to be pushed to your limit and go off on someone, or for some its when they are dressing sexy and are about to go out…

The pop star Beyonce has a stage alter ego she calls Shasha Fierce, who only comes out when she is on stage…

I call mine mama bear…when I feel that im about to go off on someone who I feel has done wrong to my son… I say something along the line “Don’t mess with mama bear,” but that’s after the fact and when im telling someone what happened or it can be to a friend or family member…
Also, when im dressed sexy I say…”Monique’s comin out tonight,” and in a way im joking, but im out dancing, having drinks,and with friends….im not just Ebony the Mommy

But in reality there are people who suffer from it in a sever way and have multiple personalities its now called Dissociative Identity Disorder


Most of us have experienced mild dissociation, which is like daydreaming or getting lost in the moment while working on a project. However, dissociative identity disorder is a severe form of dissociation, a mental process, which produces a lack of connection in a person's thoughts, memories, feelings, actions, or sense of identity. Dissociative identity disorder is thought to stem from trauma experienced by the person with the disorder. The dissociative aspect is thought to be a coping mechanism -- the person literally dissociates himself from a situation or experience that's too violent, traumatic, or painful to assimilate with his conscious self.

Is Dissociative Identity Disorder Real?
You may wonder if dissociative identity disorder is real. After all, understanding the development of multiple personalities is difficult, even for highly trained experts. But dissociative identity disorder does exist. It is the most severe and chronic manifestation of the dissociative disorders that cause multiple personalities.

Other types of dissociative disorders defined in the DSM-IV, the main psychiatry manual used to classify mental illnesses, include dissociative amnesia, dissociative fugue, and depersonalization disorder.

What Are the Symptoms of Dissociative Identity Disorder?
Dissociative identity disorder is characterized by the presence of two or more distinct or split identities or personality states that continually have power over the person's behavior. With dissociative identity disorder, there's also an inability to recall key personal information that is too far-reaching to be explained as mere forgetfulness. With dissociative identity disorder, there are also highly distinct memory variations, which fluctuate with the person's split personality.

The "alters" or different identities have their own age, sex, or race. Each has his or her own postures, gestures, and distinct way of talking. Sometimes the alters are imaginary people; sometimes they are animals. As each personality reveals itself and controls the individuals' behavior and thoughts, it's called "switching." Switching can take seconds to minutes to days. When under hypnosis, the person's different "alters" or identities may be very responsive to the therapist's requests.

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Tah - posted on 10/07/2010

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it's just me, and they tell me i'm crazy at my best so i guess just me is enough..lol...i am who i am with everybody and in every situation....if i have to cut somebody for my babies i still never get really upset on the outside which is why i have been told i'm scary. I know i'm boiling on the inside i have already warned you verbally on the outside i only look slightly peeved then i'm in your face or someplace way worse and you are looking like what happened?....lol

?? - posted on 10/07/2010

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I've tried to find him, a couple times. I've even tried to find his sister and mom, but I'm sure his sister has a different last name now and I found an obituary for a lady with his moms name but the dates didn't seem right to me... so I dunno :\

I do have a friend who's a cop... I was thinking last night I should ask him to do me a favor and see if he could find him for me. I might ask him if he can do that the next time I see him.

Sharon - posted on 10/07/2010

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Jo - look him up - don't contact him, lol but look him up! I'm curious now too.

Serena - posted on 10/07/2010

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I call mine "mama lion" protecting my babies...and yes the claws have come out :)

Stifler's - posted on 10/06/2010

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HAHA I have a home persona and a going out persona. If I'm at home I'm stressed, yelling, crying, jealous and all that but as soon as I get out somewhere or to someone's house I'm calm and happy and don't have a care in the world.

?? - posted on 10/06/2010

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Oprah had a woman on today who has been diagnosed with 20 different personalities. She had another woman on her show way back in the 90's who had 92 different personalities.

It's scary and fascinating. It's scary because usually there's something that person is hiding from or trying to escape from that is so horrible that this is their defense mechanism. It's fascinating to think that 1 person can unwillingly be 'stuck' in any part of their life continuing to struggle with the issues of that time period.

I knew a guy who had 3 personalities. He had 1 personality that was the charmer, really sweet and charismatic. Then 1 personality was a total pig, rude, arrogant, really chauvinistic. And the last personality was a little boy, I can't remember if he was 10 or 12 but I remember when the little boy personality was out, he was scared of everything. He was very shy and timid, very hurt. Like he had been betrayed by someone he really trusted and now he couldn't bring himself to have any confidence again.


I found out later on, that his grandma and mother used to beat him and allowed men in their lives to sexually and physically abuse him. The charmer personality was who he wanted to be... the pig was who he wanted to prove to everyone how much of a man he was and the boy was his pain and hurt.

It's really sad to see, I have no idea what happened to him. I wish I knew though.

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