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Dissociative Personality Disorder (DID) or Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) - whatever your country calls it.

How can the other personalities be simply "alters" when they have their own thoughts, hopes, dreams, feelings, hobbies..? I believe these "alters" are people just as I am!
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Abvieon's avatar
Abvieon|Professional Digital Artist
Though these comments are old, some people here are saying that not wanting to integrate means that you "like having DID" or think having it is "cool". That is not the case - some people care about their alters as people and treat them as such. Integration can be likened to "killing" the alters, which is seen as bad because they are their own separate consciousnesses, not just symptoms of a disorder or parts of your own mind. It makes perfect sense as to why someone wouldn't want to integrate. It's not because they like having DID, it's because they want to treat their alters as people.
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TheWolfInBlueEdited |Professional Digital Artist
I have DID and I was hoping to find a nice stamp, this is lovely! Thank you!
I hate when people try to make it seem like having altars should be something to hide, they're just as real as I am.
I have no desire to integrate, they were created for a reason and I still need them, and I may always need them - and that's okay. Normalize multiplicity! <3
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gaystamps's avatar
Prime example is truddi chase and the troops.
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Fruitcry|Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, I have DID and my therapist has been trying to get me to integrate my alters. It's not healthy keeping them like I am and our, people like you and I, need to be ourselves. Not our alters. We need to try to combine them all into one! :>
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clovricorn|Student General Artist
hell yeah this is a good stamp
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TyepiandSamuel|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohmgod I really really agree with you here.

Integrating defeats the purpose of the alters. I exist to help whenever Jason or Elise is too down in the dumps to do anything. They can't get out of bed, so I will. Al's relapsing?? Again?? Let me help. Rogue is being a lil bitch to Andrew again?? I'll deal with it.

Integrating would be bad for us :c
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WRITERandPOET's avatar
We learned about Dissociative Identity Disorder in my psychology class. I actually thought it was quite interesting.
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Call-Past-Rain|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :heart:
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higurashy-bleachfan0's avatar
me and the others have mpd but we keep in mind to keep it a bit to ourselves. people call me and the others a freak before i can explain :s btw.what does integrate mean? (we're not english)
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Arte-the-CatBoy|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this, so much. :D
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Kanpeki-na's avatar
Thanks for making this stamp. I've faved it, because we're not going to integrate either. Would you mind if we friended your account?
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HandsomeRatch's avatar
Lol.

Because suffering from D.I.D. is happy happy joy joy. There is nothing bad about it at all. There is nothing self-harming about it at all. And you are totally always aware of what your alters are doing and you don't suffer from black-outs and you have a perfectly normal social life.
Read a book.
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TyepiandSamuel|Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, it's not all happy fun times, but integrating defeats the fucking purpose of the alters.

I refuse to integrate because I'm still needed.


Fuck you.
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SpaceCricket|Student Digital Artist
MENTAL ILLNESS IS FUN! LOLOLOL
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IT MAKES ME SO COOL
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SpaceCricket|Student Digital Artist
IT'S LIEK A KAWAII HEAD PARTY WITH ALL MY IMAGINARY FRIENDS -^_____^-
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Daemonic-Fae's avatar
Oh look, one of the "proud to have mental disorders" people.
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Oh look, a controversial person
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Psychodragoncat|Hobbyist General Artist
You don't understand do you? You can't CHOOSE to get over something. You can't CHOOSE to merge or integrate. That's not up to you. That's up to your brain. And YOU can't choose that.

Integrating is fucking painful. It hurts physically and mentally. But no. Some of you guys are like "Oh, I just merged it was fine" even the most passive of alters fucking hurt when they form or when they merge.

Saying you refuse to merge is like saying "I refuse to get over my MENTAL ILLNESS." "I refuse to get over the pain in my head, the sleeplessness at night, and I refuse to do something about my friends and family alienating me."

MPD is not some pretty illness where your alter comes and goes as YOU please. It's a fucking serious medical condition that doesn't go away because you want it. Resulting from abuse. (most of the time) Are you proud of the fact that you were abused? Are you proud that you have a MENTAL CONDITION as a result of that? If you have a cold, and refuse to get better, either it will get WORSE, or it WILL go away. But you can't have a common cold for the rest of your life.

TL;DR: You cannot CHOOSE to merge. Your brain decides that for you. and YOU have no control over your brain.

PS: I DOUBT that most of you even HAVE MPD, and are just merely naming your emotions, or believe that the voice in your head that EVERYBODY has is just an 'alter.'
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Late comment is late, but;

DID is not the problem. Having alters is not the problem. The problem was the rape that caused the DID, and the co-morbid PTSD. The alters themselves can do quite a bit to hurt the host, that's true. But they can heal and accept the abuse without integrating. In some cases, yes, accepting the abuse causes automatic integration. In other cases, the host has had DID since they were two years old. Their brain is literally wired differently because of the affects of the abuse during key developmental stages. This wiring allowed for the DID in the first place, and it won't change. So it's entirely possible that integration won't occur.

And being proud of having DID means one is proud of having SURVIVED the abuse. Am I proud of being abused? Fuck no. Am I proud (or at least relieved) that my mind managed to keep me alive by splitting? Well, it's better than being dead, I'd like to think.
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I know this is uber late, but there are ways to recover and remain multiple, just because someone doesn't want to integrate, doesn't mean they don't want to be well.
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ShadowRyghas|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so damned true for me. I actually have Multiplicity and also suffer from Manic Depression and I know I'd be in a bad place if I got rid of my other personalities. Sure, they may get in the way at times and they've lost me some friends because they think I'm insane, but nonetheless, I know I couldn't do without them. I've used this stamp for a while and I still think it's awesome.
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My goal in therapy is so my people can have another person to talk to, so we can all have therapy, and so the therapist can help us live as a functioning system. I CANNOT possibly imagine life as a singlet and I don't want to :D My people help me so much, I have family and friends in there I would be morning for a very long time.
Thank you so much for this. Is there anyway you could make it into a plz account so people who don't have a paid account can use it?
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kesesese|Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder of what will happend if I integrate, I have the feeling that I'm gonna die like I'll never can took again desitions by myself, or to lost the capacity of understand what's going on. It's a really scary thinking...
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