Dual Personalities and Alter Egos
Manu Garikipati & Aditi Mukund
Medical Term: Dissociative Identity Disorder
The definition of a dual personality is a mental disorder when a person alternates between two personalities and while each personality is conscious, it is not aware of the other.
We have all experienced dissociation at some point in our lives when we daydream, or get lost in the moment, but patients with dissociative identity disorder completely removes one personality’s thoughts and emotions from another personality in the same body. This dissociation is continuous.Those affected by Dissociative Identity Disorder experience these multiple personalities as a coping mechanism to escape from a trauma or event that happened in their lives.