Parts or Peoples?

September 12, 2012 at 5:28 am Leave a comment

Discussing Dissociation


Hi Everyone,


Recently, I had a conversation asking the question whether the insiders in a dissociative system should be called parts or people.  And now, after recently reading Insomniac’s cute comment to me about that very same topic, I’ve decided to make a quick, informal post about it.  I’m interested in hearing what the rest of you think about this topic.


Of course, the official “politically correct” term is probably parts.  Well, maybe it’s still “officially” supposed to be alters, but yuck.  Personally, I really dislike the term alters, and I really don’t use it often – it’s not a comfortable term in my opinion.  Nope.  It has too many other implications for me, and I just don’t go there very often.  But the word parts – that one I have used many times.


However….  It is true, that when I get to know…

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Entry filed under: Abuse, Alters, Child abuse, Coping, Coping skills, Did, Did diagnosis, Dissociation, Dissociative identity disorder, Healing, Healing from abuse, Inside kids, Inside my head, Inside teens, Inside voices, Insiders, Life with did, Littles, Mental health, Mental illness, MPD, Multiple personality disorder, Multiplicity, Switching, System structure, Trauma. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , .

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