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    Please don't throw wikipedia articles at me - I was wondering in simple terms: What is multiple personality disorder? Does it mean that you have different personalities in your head in the Jungian sense? How does it differ from Schizophrenia?

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    It's not schizophrenia at all, that much I know.

    I've never typed the different personalites of someone with MPD, so any notions I have are only guesses.

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    schizophrenia from what i understand (which isn't much) not a split in/from personality, but rather a split from reality. of course it's alot more complicated then that, but damnit if you want to know about it you can use google or ask someone who actually knows something.

    I don't know how you would type someone with mpd, I mean how do you figure which is their dominant personality and if their all about the same then which one was first? I don't know if you could accuratley type someone with MPD. I mean even people without MPD can be hard to type.
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    Multiple personality disorder is just a fancy word for mood swings, dont worry nothing to be afraid of.

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    People who have multiple personalities are scarry ass crazies who should be burnt at the stake or banned from the eath to rot in their sespools of decaying flesh!

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    I really feel strongly for those who suffer from MPD, I mean when you look at their lives and see the struggles and judgments they must face it is very sad.

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    Ok, now I am just creeping myself out.

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    Wikipedia is the easiest way to get basic information about these things. And dare I say it, it's probably more reliable than most of us who know very little about MPD or schizophrenia unless we've had contact with it. Schizophrenia doesn't have to do with having multiple personalities. I think it's characterized by hallucinations and strange thinking/perception of reality. What I've heard about MPD is that it's really only diagnosed in America, so I have my own doubts of it being a real disorder. The people who tend to have it are I think women who were abused or something early on and needed a coping mechanism, so they created different 'personalities'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Linguist View Post
    Please don't throw wikipedia articles at me - I was wondering in simple terms: What is multiple personality disorder? Does it mean that you have different personalities in your head in the Jungian sense? How does it differ from Schizophrenia?

    Thanks for your help!

    (My interest was sparked by a tangent in the popularity contest thread.)
    I'll say it again: You can't type the crazies.

    MBTI is for people who are not suffering from psychopathology.

    In Jung's typology, he indicated negative traits (hysteria, neuroses etc) which might associate more readily with one type than another, but didn't extend this to major personality disorders.

    "Personality" in the MPD sense is more like a primitive, archetypal defense mechanism. It is thought to be due to severe traumatic experience during the early childhood years which leads to ego-disintegration.

    Schizophrenia involves a 'splitting' of personality and psychotic episodes. It can have a biological and/or environmental cause.

    The disorders are unrelated according to the literature.
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