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.