Changes In Behavior When Experiencing Events That Have Made Trauma?
Hello doctor I want to ask. If someone has an alter ego and he has trauma. And if he sees the trauma, how long does the alter take over and the effect is taken over, does it feel dizzy and so does the effect after it is restored? Thank you.
Hello Ayuhh, thanks for asking.
Alter ego is an alternative personality that is developed consciously by someone. These alternative personalities often include attitudes and behaviors that are different from one's original attitudes and behavior. Alter ego is usually developed by someone with the aim of:
to be more confident in facing certain situations, for example situations that require the ability to speak in public.
in order to adapt or be accepted by a certain community and environment.
so that people around you catch a different impression on him.
to be able to live a life he can't have
to escape trauma or problems in the past or in the present
Alter ego must be distinguished from DID (formerly called multiple personalities). In alter ego, a person consciously creates an alternative personality that he can control when he appears, there is no amnesia or forgetting part of his life, and there is no sense of being separated from his body. While DID has symptoms such as:
there is amnesia, a person feels forgotten or does not have memories of certain parts of his life.
feeling disoriented, confused about space, time, location, name, and so on.
the personality that occurs cannot be controlled.
feel in himself the lives of several different people, not related to each other, and alternately control the person's life without being able to be controlled.
cause depression, anxiety, panic.
How often and how long someone's alter ego plays a role in his life, depends on the severity of the trauma or the problem the person is facing. If the person is increasingly unable to control the appearance of his alter ego, then maybe that person can fall in the condition of DID. In fact there is no physical changes that occur when the alter ego appears. But it could be that the person 'feels' dizzy even though there is no physical abnormality found.
In order to understand this problem further, a person can do the counseling stage with a psychologist or psychiatrist. Experts who will determine whether an alter ego will have a bad impact on one's life and how to control it. Such information from us, hopefully you are helped. Regards.