Explaining is long and tedious, read the book "The Mysterious Story of Billy Meligan", And the plot and all this will be explained to you, I read 4 times, I wonder if my friends and friends liked it too
I spoke personally with a 30-year-old practicing psychiatrist, a Harvard graduate, David Elliot. He taught me the theory of personality development and talked about such a case from his practice. In the process he showed a card that a patient wrote to him on Thanksgiving day, some time after their treatment. Initially, she acted with cut veins and did not understand how it happened. The underline on the text in the card changed many times, and at the end there were more than 10 completely different signatures. Several clearly belonged to children of different ages, some men, some women (as it seemed to me). He met each of her personalities in the course of therapy, they appeared spontaneously. Both the voice and the whole behavior changed. Ultimately, he figured out the patient's central identity and managed to bring the therapy to a point where the client only "came out" with her central personality and one little girl only when she was safe. Every other person, including the one who tried to kill her, she called "my team" or something like that. Treatment is possible and effective. Yes, David said that drawing helped her a lot! I think every person even had an album, I'm afraid to lie. Ultimately, she left the clinic and even married, began to lead a relatively normal life. The cause of the disease was the monstrous abuse that was committed against her in childhood, and it is simply amazing how the psyche reacted and "protected" itself in this way! Nothing interesting comes to mind now. All health, mental and physical!
There is a very popular opinion that this is just a fictional disease, it is confirmed by only 3% percent of doctors
And this myth received a lot of publicity, thanks to Billy Miligan, who tried to avoid prison
And Eve, later from her lips the book "The Three Faces of Eve" was written, which killed her family and also tried to avoid punishment, later a similar story happened and wrote the book "Sevil"
In each individual relationship between individuals occurs in its own way. Individuals are often unaware of each other's existence, but as a rule there is one person who knows everything about everyone, often during a crisis situation, it is she who comes to psychologists for help. Then the slow process of "acquaintance" begins, she tries to get in touch with the others, either by sending them thoughts and images, or by meeting them "inside" in special places for meetings. Someone has a room in which there is a table, and all persons available for communication sit down and discuss pressing issues, someone has a hut on the branches of a tree. Patients can describe these places to the psychologist in great detail. On rare occasions, they learn to control themselves and others, and decide who "gets out" and who stays inside. True, not all individuals can follow the established rules. There are also cases when individuals do not communicate with each other in any way, or each of them stubbornly denies the existence of others, even if she notices that she simply does not remember some periods of time from her life (someone else lived for her). Psychologists very gradually bring such individuals to the realization of the fact that they may not be alone in the body.
Pauline, hello !
This ability may be available not only to people with disorders, but also to "conditionally healthy" people. In each of us, our own "subpersonalities" are formed during life. (They are called differently in different psychotherapeutic schools, but the essence remains the same.) These are normal parts of our personality that appear at different periods of life in order to fully adapt to the changing reality.
Try imagine your two parts. For example, your inner parent and inner child. How do they look? What are they doing? What are their needs? How do they relate to each other?
Now try to express your attitude towards an adult on behalf of a child? Is it the other way around now?
Did it work?
These are the kind of internal conversations that occur with dissociative disorders.
I can only judge on the basis of the story of Billy Milligan. If my memory does not fail me, then the individuals had a kind of room inside Billy, where they all lived. But they rarely communicated, some of them were able to talk to each other using their thoughts. Also, when one of the personalities gained control over the body, then she could communicate with others by speaking out loud, provided that someone wanted to hear her. In general, it is very difficult, some of the personalities did not even know that they were not alone and that there was someone else. Explained too chaotically. If this question is really interesting, you should read Billy Milligan's Multiple Minds, entertaining.