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Two sides split? Switching from logical to emotional?

Postby DoDecaDon » Fri May 28, 2021 5:17 pm

What would this be called? When you suddenly pay way too much attention and lock yourself out of your emotions?

I seem to have two versions of myself one that pays a lot of attention all at once and one that pays little attention and feels more emotional etc. But there doesn't seem to be much inbetween, when I switch to the logcial part it's hard for me to acsess my emotions again for a while. When I'm on emotion i forget to pay really any attention.

What is this called? A split personality? Is it part of adhd?
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Re: Two sides split? Switching from logical to emotional?

Postby Snaga » Fri May 28, 2021 11:29 pm

I'm not sure myself- I've never thought of myself as having the 'H' part of ADHD- although attention deficit definitely has been a lifelong problem. I've never experienced anything like that. I'd say sounds vaguely dissociative, and I see you've poked around those forums a bit. That, or some sort of personality disorder traits, maybe? That wax and wane maybe.
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Re: Two sides split? Switching from logical to emotional?

Postby DoDecaDon » Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:14 am

Snaga wrote:I'm not sure myself- I've never thought of myself as having the 'H' part of ADHD- although attention deficit definitely has been a lifelong problem. I've never experienced anything like that. I'd say sounds vaguely dissociative, and I see you've poked around those forums a bit. That, or some sort of personality disorder traits, maybe? That wax and wane maybe.


Thank you for the reply Snaga. I believe some of this could be to do with my old therapist. I believe they have been actively trying to lock me out of my feelings with the flight or flight response. I am angry at them. Hurting pretty badly actually at the moment. Realized I have no pictures of myself from my younger years, none were taken. My brother had a folder called family pics, in it he had pictures of mum, dad the cat but not me. I feel rejected massively. I always tries to support my brother.

I wonder if he resent s me for the metal health stuff. I did struggle with the undiagnosed a.d.h.d and anxiety. He has always had this competition with a childhood friend of his, everything is involved even family. Maybe he is ashamed of me because the depression made him look bad. I wonder if they think I deserve it all, like it was a decision I was consciously making that resulted in me in this situation feeling depression etc so intensely. Brother even questioned if we were really brothers after I had a breakdown. Got to keep trying but a little lost as what to do really.
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