Mar. 9th, 2012

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This question is problematic on a few levels.

The phrasing is awkward; I suspect (or rather, hope) that it was asking what sort of different moods or even "modes" you tend to adopt in certain scenarios. Most people change even subtly depending on who they're around. It might have been more sensible to ask it in a better way, providing that my interpretation is correct.

Otherwise, it both perpetuates the trend nowadays that everyone has a mental illness. And it trivializes those who actually do have DID. Every one of us has moods which fluctuate, and sometimes "the shy one" or "the bitchy one" or even the "the masculine/feminine one" comes to the surface. That doesn't mean it's a different personality. We're all complex people, and it's not the case that everyone is one-dimensional, with only one set of attributes permitted to us. You can be happy one day and sad the next; it's human emotion.

And I've seen other ways of ignorance about mental illness manifested in these very comments: "schizo" does not refer to DID. Despite its etymology, schizophrenia is not about "splitting the mind" or "split personality".

This whole question's quite a flop.

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