Split Personality and Dual Personality?

@thesids (22358)
Bhubaneswar, India
September 3, 2015 2:41am CST
Hello Friends and Community I have never understood which one is for me. Consider this - I am always in two minds - because I believe everything has two sides. Front or Back or even Up or Down or even Black and White. and my favorite - should I have black coffee or cold coffee. Recently, someone in real world told me that I am suffering from Split Personality Syndrome (I never knew it was a Syndrome, anyway). But the other day, the same person said I am having a Dual Personality. I have already Google'd up the two words or phrases (if you call them that) and have understood some of what they mean. But now the serious issue is - How Do I fit myself in the right category or I am a sort of both. I need some guidance as I don't want to stay afloat mid waters. I need to get on this side or the other. Looking forward to your valuable analysis and feedback Cheers theSids.
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@PhredWreck (6051)
3 Sep 15
You are a dual personality...thesids and thebusysids. A split personality doesn't know the other half exists...you are aware of both identities.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
3 Sep 15
You are a dual personality...thesids and thebusysids Thanks to the framers of the Dual Personality term. I hope they do not have a Triple or Quadruple personality yet as I have two other names on the planet
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@jstory07 (69996)
• Roseburg, Oregon
3 Sep 15
As long as you are not talking to yourself and answering yourself you are ok.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
3 Sep 15
I knew something was severely wrong with me I stay alone almost the entire day and night. I cannot keep staring the walls or the computer 24x7. So I do that self-talk many times. Any recommendations ?
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@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
3 Sep 15
I talk to myself sometimes , specially when i am walking going to the jeepeny stand to . I say to myself , " Go, go, go , some more steps " because i am in high heel and it's a long stretch of road before i finally arrive there panting . However , that is when no one is behind me or in front of me. I feel lighter that way .
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@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
3 Sep 15
@thesids Don't worry , i think self talk is but natural when you are alone . I do that too , so i won;t feel so alone .
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@topffer (36124)
• Svalbard And Jan Mayen
3 Sep 15
I don't see the difference between split personality and dual personality ? It would mean that you are a schizophrenic. Personally, I tend to stay away of negative people, and I have a doubt about the positivity of the person who told this to you. If he is positive, it gives me some hope : if you are a schizophrenic, I will probably be the next Pope.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
3 Sep 15
schizophrenic At least this term looks better than the Split Personality or the Dual Personality. I should get the person read something about this term and maybe this will be the next word for me If you are the next Pope, I am going to lobbying with you... but wait, I dont think I need to lobby with you. We already are in the same cupboard, right ?
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@topffer (36124)
• Svalbard And Jan Mayen
3 Sep 15
@thesids Yeah, we will move the cupboard to the Vatican after my election if you don't care.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
3 Sep 15
@topffer Will we be shipping via the ship or airing via the flights In either case, I am scared of water and/or the heights I looked up the map/atlas and found that Vatican is connected by land from too.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
3 Sep 15
Not really knowing you outside this place i have never seen you talk as a dual or split.. I only see you as a very complicated student who along with @topffer who has now changed his name to confuse me, goof off in my classroom..
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@topffer (36124)
• Svalbard And Jan Mayen
3 Sep 15
I am not trying to confuse you, I am punished for 24 hours.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
3 Sep 15
@Rosekitty complicated Somehow, I love this word and maybe this is why some think I am that way
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
3 Sep 15
@thesids take it as a compliment..I love complicated people..always a mystery and i love mysteries
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@sofssu (14447)
3 Sep 15
The person who said this to you obviously has no clue about what this means in psychiatric terms. You are just on the hedge,, unable to make up your mind on stuff. that isn't anything serious.. most people are double minded.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
3 Sep 15
that isn't anything serious.. most people are double minded. A ray of hope for me Yes, I am overly confused when it comes to taking/making a decision. I do lack some confidence today, due to staying at home for almost a decade now.
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@sofssu (14447)
3 Sep 15
@thesids Take this from me, I am a mental health professional and ..its just your self worth playing up. you are fine.. no need to worry. Self talk is something I do.. most sports stars do if you've noticed.. if you are carrying on a conversation with people who don't exist or not there in a serious sort of way and can't think and act rationally .. you need to worry. Just forget what your friend said.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
3 Sep 15
@sofssu Great to know that you are a mental health professional. and the words coming from a professional are always good. I will keep your recommendations in mind and let them know.
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@kiran8 (15399)
• Mangalore, India
3 Sep 15
Yes a split personality is more to do with the complexities of the mind where it takes another personality that it secretly admires or even hates ! I guess in a dual personality a person builds up two totally different personalities and lives them ..
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
3 Sep 15
@kiran8 What do you think - which one should I get into I already have a complex mind like many others - which is constantly thinking and I also have traits of a person who builds up different personalities
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@kiran8 (15399)
• Mangalore, India
3 Sep 15
@thesids LOL, Split personality is much more interesting whereas with careful planning one can attain a dual personality...Instead , you can go for multiple personalities like Sybil ! that would be fun !
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
3 Sep 15
@kiran8 I love the idea. Multiple Personalities- sounds interesting to me. I have located the movie "Sybil" bookmarked it. I will use it as a tutoring / mentoring guide.
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• United States
3 Sep 15
One would have to be formally diagnosed with those disorders to have them I believe Sids. All of us have this to some degree, but the serious type is just that..serious but can be helped in some ways. Whatever the diagnosis of any of us, we are all handling us in myLot lolz
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
3 Sep 15
I know and unfortunately, we do not have such facilities to get evaluated for these problems here. And that is why I thought to put it up here... at MyLot. The friends and community is great as always
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• United States
3 Sep 15
@thesids No facilities there?
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
3 Sep 15
@TiarasOceanView It is difficult to get the right doctors specially in such cases. Even with the normal ailments - many times you land up at a doctor who knows practically nothing but minting monies on your ailments.
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• Bucharest, Romania
3 Sep 15
Don't know what to say. You are the only one that can tell us if you have split or dual or multiple personalities.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
3 Sep 15
I am sure, as we meet on many other discussions, you would have an opinion about me on this one. I do understand, it is too early at the moment
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• Bucharest, Romania
3 Sep 15
@thesids I can't say for sure because the two of us have not interacted too much but there is time for me to figure it out though. I hope that you won't INTENTIONALLY mislead me into believing something false about you
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
3 Sep 15
@Cristi_Ichim You can trust me on that. I have nothing to hide or no intentions to mislead anyone anywhere.
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@LadyDuck (176861)
• Switzerland
3 Sep 15
If you know that you have two personality, this means you have a "dual personality" and not a split.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
3 Sep 15
I dont know yet dear. I am trying to find out which one would I fit in. Once I have zeroed in, I will let the person (who mentioned) know
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@Bluedoll (17052)
• Canada
3 Sep 15
There is always someone coming up with something they read and applying it. But many apply it wrongly. Who is an expert? I'm sure not. If someone is an extrovert or an introvert it doesn't mean they are a pervert. Nor do the terms mean a person can't have a little of both. Label me not!
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@much2say (40204)
• United States
3 Sep 15
I wonder if you are Libra like me - Libras are supposed to be indecisive - always trying to look for a balance (like the scale symbol). I don't think I have these conditions but people have told me similar things. I do a lot of role playing depending on who I am with - I tend to be a sort of chameleon - I can be a goofy gal or be quite serious. I can say what I want - but at times be quiet as a mouse. I can be a lot of people. I don't have a personality disorder - I'm just a good actress!
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
3 Sep 15
Libra I am at the end of it and the start of Virgo Being born on a day and at a time when they transition - cusp. Practically whatever you have written I have been literally told all of that over the past several years by many who know me in person. 1. role playing depending on who I am with 2. I can change hats at the wink of an eye and a lot lot more. Personally, I never try doing this intentionally. My problem goes beyond because one part of me says Perfection never exists, and other part says I need to be perfect. The battle has been inside since years.
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@much2say (40204)
• United States
3 Sep 15
@thesids Ah, yes, just like me! This must be why we get along so well - we are very much alike! I know the feeling of the imperfect perfectionist. Although we are intentionally aware, we act unintentionally. What can we do but sit in the back of the classroom to compare notes on this!
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@viju0410 (2286)
• India
3 Sep 15
Hi Sid, I know this person as spitual- mix of both split+dual.. pls do not goolge this word. Staying up all day alone definitely do not make you change you overnight just because someone told you something. You are a strong and a positive person who can boost up others with cold coffee or hot coffee... cheers!
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
4 Sep 15
I am still trying to understand the splitual-mix. It sounds good to me at least when I try speaking it aloud Cold coffee is just the right thing in this hot climate. Cheers
@owstalaga (4576)
• Philippines
3 Sep 15
Nah you don't have dual personality. You only have your good and bad side like the rest of us. Maybe you have something else? There are some US shows that will give you an idea of how split personality works. You can watch the movie Fight Club (Edward Norton, Brad Pitt) or you can watch the most recent TV show called Mr. Robot. I love both by the way.
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• Calgary, Alberta
17 Mar 16
My alterego is an evil supervillain who wanted to rule the world and enslave everyone remember? But look at me I am pretty much sane despite of having my darkside.
@cgalavia (1405)
• Philippines
6 Sep 15
You can tell it by yourself when you have those personalities because as it is starting to happen,you can notice different sides of you,different than the usual.
• Indonesia
5 Sep 15
I don't know much about split personality and dual personality, but in my view, when one can acknowledge issue or anything in two sides, it means you can use your logical very well and have mature point of view
@Jlyn10 (10913)
• Malaysia
4 Sep 15
How can I tell? I've never met you in person. I only know you through your written words. When you split a personality, it becomes a dual personality. Just like, when you split an apple, you have two half-apples.