— When novelists claim they do not invent it, but hear voices and find stories in their head, they are neither joking nor crazy.
— When characters, narrators, or muses have minds of their own and occasionally take over, they are alternate personalities.
— Alternate personalities and memory gaps, but no significant distress or dysfunction, is a normal version of multiple personality.
— normal Multiple Personality Trait (MPT), not clinical Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD)
— The normal version of multiple personality is an asset in fiction writing when some alternate personalities are storytellers.
— Multiple personality originates when imaginative children with normal brains have unassuaged trauma as victim or witness.
— Psychiatrists, whose standard mental status exam fails to ask about memory gaps, think they never see multiple personality.
— They need the clue of memory gaps, because alternate personalities don’t acknowledge their presence until their cover is blown.
— In novels, most multiple personality, per se, is unnoticed, unintentional, and reflects the author’s view of ordinary psychology.
— Multiple personality means one person who has more than one identity and memory bank, not psychosis or possession.
— Euphemisms for alternate personalities may include pseudonyms, alter egos, doubles, double consciousness, voice or voices.
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However, as far as I know, most people with multiple personality trait do not think of themselves as part of “the multiple personality community,” because they are not so aware of it, at least in those terms.
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at large." https://strandmag.com/a-question-of-identity/
Why could Holmes hear Moriarty's voice even after Moriarty had died? Because, as long as the regular personality remains alive, the "death" of an alternate personality often only means that the "dead" personality has been prevented from coming out.
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Saturday, November 23, 2019
Added Nov. 24, 2019: I just corrected my misspelling of the show’s title. I had instinctively written it as “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” But the abbreviation, “Mr.,” which American adults instinctively use, was never used for the title of this show. From 1968-1970, it was spelled “MisteRogers’ or “Misterogers’ (sources differ), and in 1971, it was changed to “Mister Rogers’.” Why was “Mr.” never used?