How many identities can a person have?
Around half of people with DID have fewer than 10 identities and most have fewer than 100; as many as 4,500 have been reported.
The average number of identities has increased over the past few decades, from two or three to now an average of approximately 16..
What does having multiple identities mean?
A multiple identity is… When you have a multiple identity you have different cultural outlooks in your life. You may also have different values and beliefs in your family. People in your family may also have different ancestry i.e. from different countries.
How can multiple identity lead to conflict?
If an identity has been heavily reinforced or is highly significant to someone, such as ethnicity or nationality, then threats to that identity can be hard to ignore. Cultural patterns in a group can create conflict. These patterns include a tendency to mistrust other groups or to belittle them.
What are my identities?
Our identity is the way we define ourselves. This includes our values, our beliefs, and our personality. It also encompasses the roles we play in our society and family, our past memories, and our hopes for the future, as well as our hobbies and interests. Most of these things can, of course, change.
Does a person know they have multiple personality disorder?
The person with dissociative identity disorder however may not be aware that it is happening at all. They may just have a sense of losing time or incoherence about who they are and what they have been doing.