dissociative identity disorder
Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is a trauma disorder wherein the brain adapts to insurmountable trauma by creative means and compartmentalizes the identity of a body as a survival technique.
DID is meant to go unnoticed, so most systems and people around them remain unaware. Covert systems tend to dress/behave the same and mask mannerisms; overt systems express themselves more noticeably.
I’m a dissociative identity disorder (DID) system who’s tired of living covertly. We are learning to be an overt system in order to heal and practice functional multiplicity. Individually, my pronouns are she/her; collectively, we are they/them.
I want to normalize chatter about multiplicity, living life as a system, and increase awareness about the disorder mistakenly referred to as multiple personality disorder or “split personality”. In 1994, psychologists concluded DID, and other dissociative disorders, is a trauma-related disorder and not personality-related — so let’s cut the crap already.
The Darling System is a system of 14, most dormant.
This blog is but a window into our life.