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Metaphors to explain DID

Postby ArbreMonde » Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:38 am

Chatting with a friend I realized there are many metaphors that can be used to explain phenomenon found in DID and other dissociative disorders.

Feel free to add your own.





Persecutor alter: auto-immune disease. (Since persecutors are maladapted protectors who attack everything in sight, including the system)

Dissociating a traumatic event: getting a vaccine shot in order to recognize future instances of the traumatic events.

Traumatic flashback: allergic reaction.

Dissociated mind: the mind is a puzzle box.

Integrated mind: the mind is a puzzle that is completely finished and glued in place.

Dissociative part/ fragment: puzzle piece.

Alter: an enveloppe containing some specific puzzle pieces, with specific decorations and informations on it. They can look alike or appear completely alien from each-other.

Integration therapy: sorting out the puzzle pieces, trying to make them fit together.

Fusion of alters: Power Rangers piloting the Megazork together.

Dissociative amnesia: this software cannot open this filetype.

Trauma therapy: allergy disensitization.

Getting oriented in the here and now: getting a software update.
Key: ♂ he/him | ♀ she/her | ɸ they/them

Social: Zamiel ɸ (complex fusion) or Daniel ♂ɸ (Zamiel + David)
Self-care: David ♂
Managers: The Mirror ♂ (inner self-helper) - Isaïa ♂ ("trauma-sitter") - Theia ♀ (gatekeeper)
Trauma holders: Pride|Wrath ♂ - Lust ♀ - Reyna ♀ - Ulysses ɸ

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Re: Metaphors to explain DID

Postby M00nShad0W » Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:37 am

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