Causes And Overcomes Multiple Personalities?
Hello doctor How do you control multiple personalities, is there a negative impact if someone has multiple personalities?
Hello Al Insan, thank you for asking.
It should be clarified first, what you mean by 'multiple personality' is alter ego or Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Both are often interpreted as 'multiple personalities' by lay people. If what you mean is alter ego, then not always people with alter ego are included in the group of mental disorders. Then, not always alter ego has a negative impact. Alter ego can be interpreted as a different form of behavior, which is developed by someone to deal with different situations. Alter ego is often owned by someone as an effort to adjust to certain situations. For example, a person with an introverted personality can behave like an entertainer in front of a large audience, when he is doing his work. The person develops an alter ego to overcome the shame of public speaking.
If what you mean is DID, then this is a mental disorder. Of course it will have a negative impact on someone, because normally a person will not have more than one personality. In alter ego, the person realizes that he behaves differently from his true self, so that the person can control when he uses his alter ego. In DID, a person does not realize that he has more than one personality. People with DID often feel that many other people are living within themselves, talking to them, and controlling their actions. When a form of personality appears dominant, the person feels himself unable to control his actions and thoughts. The person feels as if he is watching a movie or watching someone else's life, using his body. DID people can feel that the various personalities in their body can communicate with each other. The basic difference with alter ego is that, aside from being out of control, DID also causes the person to forget or feel that some of his life has been lost. He is not aware of what is done and said when another form of personality appears dominant.
People with DID must do counseling with a psychologist or psychiatrist. A series of counseling, various types of therapy must be done so that the person can control other personalities that 'live' in him. Sometimes therapy with drugs is needed to be controlled. If not, then the person's daily and social functions can be disrupted.
Thus my explanation, hopefully useful. Regards.