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chameleon83

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Hi,
I am very confused about what is happening with my mind. I feel like I have 8 different personalities that periodically take over my mind. However, I do not meet the criteria for DID and no one else knows when my personalities switch because I never act like any of my personalities- I sort of act like a bland version of myself that I invented years ago because I didn't know who I was. The four main traits that differ between my personalities are interests, level of extroversion, taste in music, and gender.
Does anyone have any idea what I might be dealing with?
Thanks!
 
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bunny71

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Honestly i have no idea, so this rply might be usless, but i felt the same for the longest time.

It was really confusing at the time and still sometimes is.. There are a few things i did, but they might not help u. I like drawing so i just drew the characters out and gave them names and stuff. you can do the same but writing or something. I also just stoped caring about what i did and decided to do what i felt at the moment.. Especially with the music thingy..

Its probably really confusing for you as well and we might not be going through the same thing, but i wantyou to know that you are not the only one.. You will find your way! :)
 
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chameleon83

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Honestly i have no idea, so this rply might be usless, but i felt the same for the longest time.

It was really confusing at the time and still sometimes is.. There are a few things i did, but they might not help u. I like drawing so i just drew the characters out and gave them names and stuff. you can do the same but writing or something. I also just stoped caring about what i did and decided to do what i felt at the moment.. Especially with the music thingy..

Its probably really confusing for you as well and we might not be going through the same thing, but i wantyou to know that you are not the only one.. You will find your way! :)
Thank you so much for your reply! I am really glad to know at least one other person can relate! :)
 
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I used to separate out my intense emotional states. Distance myself from my extremes that are heavily controlled by emotion dysregulation
For example:
I had clingy over compassionate version
I had angry vindictive version
I had a sad and isolated version (which was different from my depression)
And I had a "General" who kept all these seperated emotional states in line when I NEEDED to function.
This extended into the music I'd listen to in each state or activities I enjoyed.
I've since learned that all these states/versions are all me and used to cope with my extremes that overwhelmed my whole mind and I'm responsible for them so to be compassionate I don't need to in that state.

I dont k ow if you experience it like this but it was a type of maladaptive coping skill.
 
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Hmm I have schizoaffective disorder and different personalities present themselves but I am aware that it is not me. I also do not act according to the personalities .
 
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