Someone we know is sweet but doesn’t stop talking. Ever. She speaks too much and too quickly; We walked away overwhelmed and hyperventilating.
So, we decided to graphically show you what’s happening to someone with DiD who is Co-Engaged with alters (A) and fragments (-f+).
Let’s say you say:
“Hello how are you doing this morning?”.
This is the conversation you are not hearing, that’s happening after you ask that question.
MikeANP: “I’m not too bad thanks for asking”.
Katy Mae: What’s up with that shitty voice – My hair looks like crap.
Kayleigh Marie: “Oh, that bitch rolled her eyes..” – Katy are you okay?
Katy Mae: I’m okay, Hi mom! I saw her rolling her eyes
Kayleigh: What aaaaa BITCH, we have to talk about her later on, Katy.
Kayleigh: That’s a really nice bra she has on, though.
MikeANP: That looks like a flowerprint one…
Stephanie: I really don’t like this person, at all.
**Mark(us) throws something at Kayleigh**
Kayleigh: Oh you motherFUCKER.
MikeANP: Knock off THE SHIT – Bug, you ate too much sugar last night.
Katy Mae: LOL – Let’s get out of here – Don’t tell Ms. Eye roller I don’t like her.
Kayleigh Marie: are you going to paint your nails today, Bug?
Now, imagine yourself speaking too quickly. The conversation above becomes too big too handle. Imagine you’re in a roomful of people and they all start yelling at you (And each other) at the same.
If there is just too much being said, we will just dissociate and start speaking to each other (I/w), instead. If there is enough stress being applied a small possession could/might start and another family member may jump in to take over – which has it’s own consequences.
If you have a loved one in your life with DiD – Speak slowly; Speak deliberately and be very aware that many eyes and opinions are studying your every move, every breath and every blink.