What is Multiple Personality Disorder? Well, that’s a good question. First, let me tell you, it’s not schizophrenia. I’ve heard that one many times, and it’s insulting. Another thing, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re going to just randomly want to kill you. No. For the most part, MPD is a very organized thing, based on the need for survival. It usually happens to those who have undergone traumatic situations, in which they cannot cope. As a coping mechanism, they fracture, and separate creating another ‘persona’ that can handle the more stressful, and traumatic situations. Because of this, the personality is usually hostile, or appears to be. This has created the misconception that people with MPD are dangerous, unreliable, and a harm to society.
Multiple personality disorder is a very real thing. A lot of people dismiss it, saying it’s a scream for attention, but reportedly there are 0.01% of the population with MPD. As a person who suffers from this condition, I’m here to raise awareness. We aren’t monsters, we are people. We want friendship, we want relationships, and we want to be understood. Just like anyone else.