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"Inner voices"/"alters"

Postby thejan » Thu May 17, 2018 1:13 pm

Hey. I was wondering if you have "inner voices" or "alters". I am not sure if what i have are "alters"/"inner voices". I have however identified a few "personalities" in myself. I know these are parts of myself. They have a very distinct voice and make themselves known through images. They used to not be able to "work together" and often some used to indulge in troublesome or self-punishing behaviours. Due to therapy, they are now better able to work together and are a lot more helpful.

So i was wondering if you have similar experiences...
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Re: "Inner voices"/"alters"

Postby jaus tail » Thu May 17, 2018 4:33 pm

i think they are schemas. as in i'm aware of them and it's not like multiple personality disorder.
from what i know, a bpd has the following schemas
1) dissociation wherein i'll freeze n become a zombie. this would happen in social situations.
2) the 5 year old child who'd want attention n wanted people to put hand on my head n i'd be like some kitten n want the attention a child demands
3) the angry child where i'd cry injustice n start shouting
4) the strict parent where i'd feel guilty and punish myself for my mistakes. i'd crucify myself.
5) the healthy parent wherein i'd look after myself. like eat food even when i'm not in the mood.

i think the 1, 2, and 3 modes were very often n visible with me. like i'd know i'm dissociating or acting like a child.
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Re: "Inner voices"/"alters"

Postby thejan » Fri May 18, 2018 7:12 am

I know i don't have DID/MPD. Still they feel a lot more than schemas. There are also more than 5.

I don't know.
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Postby jaus tail » Fri May 18, 2018 3:35 pm

Could you describe your schemas n what triggers them? With me, my dissociated schema would come whenever I was in social situation.
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