#A to Z challenge, A = Alters

So the theme I am going to write about for the A to Z challenge is dissociative identity disorder or did, I am diagnosed with this condition.


When you have did also known as dissociative identity disorder, you will have alters.  Alters or insiders are the parts of you that split from you when you were little.

Sometimes they are called parts.  Some people have different names for alters, like head mates, insiders, parts, etc.

The thing to realise is alters or parts are individuals, they have their own set of feelings, likes and dislikes, emotions etc.  They are parts of the host, but they are also individuals in their own right.



Author: manyofus1980

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

4 thoughts on “#A to Z challenge, A = Alters”

  1. It’s good that you can share informative but possibly difficult topics like alters with other people so they, perhaps, can have more understanding of us. My alters are much more integrated with each other than they used to be after many years of therapy (not when I was with the abusive therapist as you know – she made things worse), although I tend to find myself splitting quite a bit still when I’m unwell or get triggered by something. Thankfully, that doesn’t happen so often these days xxx

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