Having a “split personality” is called Dissociative identity disorder. Split personalities are known as “alters,” while the body is the “host” or “system.” DID has been wrongly portrayed in film, TV, and books as linked with evil. In most cases, people with DID are the victims of abuse, not the abusers. They want you to know they are not “monsters” but are human just like you.
This article was originally posted on Feb 16,