How Multiple Personalities Communicate | MultiplicityAndMe



hi this is gesture multiplicity and me and today we're talking about how altars communicate this episode kind of has an educative vibe to it but I know we'll touch on this in the future videos but if you haven't seen our very first educated segment I'd go ahead and check that out because it does kind of give you a background into dissociative disorders for now I thought rather than just telling you guys how it all works I would show you instead with very crude demonstration so in the scenes we've demonstrated three different types of ways that altars may communicate with di D or OS DD systems the first step in recovery is actually to get to know your parts this allows you to kind of integrate the system to lower the dissociative barriers and therefore less an amnesia we are a system of mainly five that know each other very well this will certainly reflect differently for new systems or people who are just coming to terms with communicating with their parts we've used a simple demonstration of picking a drink for this scene and it's something that all of us do but for those of multiple identities sometimes these choices can cause conflict and be really overwhelming it's about overcoming that conflict and making a collaborative choice appeases the parts as best as possible if you're able to achieve this you can help the system cooperate and learn to work together yes please I'm just there see so I'll just have water I guess water please so the first one this is just setting the foundation the great internal monologue there are a lot of assumptions made that altars are just internal monologues that everyone gets but it's quite the contrary it is quite literally like having multiple minds so all those internal monologues are just not your own so this demonstration here is quite simply what it's like for those of us without the ID or os dd or simply there are no other parts present – I guess communicate what they want or don't want and sometimes you don't have to have an internal monologue about the choices you're going to make you just instantly know or feel what you want it works exactly the same way with the ID just potentially multiple times over because of this of course you can feel a lot of conflict um yes please which one and have we got any smoothies no milkshake no do you have any squash yes it'll be that cherry squash you like oh great thanks my communication doesn't have to happen for me to know Jake may feel like having something sweet at that moment in time just having him around me bring on that urge this is called passive influence and it's an intrusion of thoughts feelings perceptions behaviors anything really in the next clip we're going to discuss Co fronting this is when two parts may be taking control of the body at the same time you may not know this is happening or you might feel that you're kind of being puppeted to do or say things that aren't necessarily something that you would do but it all seems that with your control you may feel rican fused about your identity or alternatively you may not know that anyone is having influence on you whatsoever drinking coffee please ah I don't know maybe I am maybe I am I don't know yes I don't know I didn't mean to say coffee never mind I don't know was it coffee I mean anyway the difference between the clip with Jake wanting a drink and the clip with Ed wanting a drink is that I knew Jake fancied something and I made the choice to get it for him that is co consciousness it's that awareness or ability to communicate with another part but in the second with Co fronting it's more like my decisions and thoughts and actions were hijacked and I have no control over them it's not an issue really for small things like this not in front of my husband but it can be really embarrassing to slip up or say and do something out of character when other people around you aren't aware that things like this go on you kind of have to make a life of making up excuses for things that might seem a bit strange to other people oh yes lastly pop can talk between themselves in the inner world this is a visualized space in spite of the mind of people with OS D D or D ID not everyone has one but some people do and it's a visualized space where the alters reside and may have their own lives or goings on and a person fronting with this and in control may or may not know that these conversations have taken place so that's it really there was though all the ways of communicating I hope this has been enlightening and an eye-opener and you know we get that a lot in our videos um oh it's Jake kind of around right now oh is Edie your kind of using your left hand a bit oh you know sometimes you just don't know and like genuinely you don't know who's like right around right now something may be controlling you they may not it may just be you those lines aren't always clear cuts and it can be quite blurred and you don't always kind of feel those parts around or hear them around so if anyone's guess as for me today I think I mean I'm pretty sure I me but again I don't know who's around I don't know how close people are I can't hear anyone or feel anyone but that doesn't necessarily mean to say that a part isn't currently influencing me in any way shape or form how interesting is that SEPA but thank you everyone for watching this has been jazz from multiplicity and me please don't forget to Like comment and subscribe that would make a huge difference and of course a huge overwhelming shout-out to our patrons that have gotten us here ah we are ever so grateful for you guys thank you so much okay thank you everyone for watching and have a lovely day you




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  1. Is there anyway you would do a video talking about being a parent with DID? I understand it is a private topic but I also have DID and am pregnant and it would be encouraging hearing about how it has been, how you all make it work and also how you plan to share this part of your life with your daughter. I love your videos, you guys are all so inspiring 💜

  2. I wonder if/how DID overlaps with other mental alterations like autism, adhd, bpd, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, ect. I'm certain I don't have DID, but this video felt familiar like wanting multiple things at the same time or saying/asking for something I don't mean to, for me personally, it's (probably) anxiety. hen multiple items can be stressful, and I often go to price or "rationaize" what I want, though there are times when part of me is dissatisfied (at least until the food gets there), or I'll go with the first thing that pops in my head or my eyes land on because I feel pressured to make a choice right then and feel burdensome when I think of asking for a bit longer when everyone else is ready. I've gotten better at it I think…Mostly if I see something I like, I stop looking at the menu so as to not create uncertainty. (Doesn't always work. lol)

    I hope I wasn't offensive or anything, that was not my intent. I'm just saying how in some way this video feels familiar even if I will never understand exactly what you go through.

  3. This is brilliant. Thanku so much . My partner does these things all the time ! I need to show him cause he doesn’t really understand what’s going on but I see it. Jess you are a wonder Thanku ! I live the simplicity !

  4. I just wanted you all to know that you have inspired me and my alters to make our own channel on our experiences with DID! We love and respect you all!

  5. This demonstration was really cool, learning how alters can communicate/influence the body in passive ways was really interesting. Thank you for teaching me about this Jess 🙂

  6. This is both relatable (the coffee part xD) and well explained ^^
    Thank you very much helping us giving tips for explaining ourselves
    -Nils

  7. I think DID is incredibly fascinating and it is great that you help me and others learn about it and remove the axe murderer feel. Keep up the great work!!

  8. I Love all of you soooo much 💖 I have a question it may sound dumb but I wondered does Jess see the innerworld when she is not around?

  9. Thanks jess, this really helped with doubt over is it just a singlet type inner monolouge or are the others talking. This helped me see the diffrence. Thanks, Leo from the TheHydraSystem

  10. "Have we got" is such a British sentence structure, and it sounded strange hearing it in Jake's voice, like he was reading a script that a different alter wrote. God, that's so i n t e r e s t i n g

  11. This channel is so cool! I have a question, do your alters “look different” on the inside? Lol that’s a weird question but do they look like different versions of you? Or are they complete individuals with different features?

  12. You explained all of this SO perfectly! Love the examples and visualizations! I'm actually going to show this to Rey's husband and our close friends so they can better understand what daily communication is like for us! – Ayden from the Patchwork System

  13. Thanks for making these videos, again, MultiplicityAndMe. I've been through quite a lot lately and have a very confusing time when it comes to identifying who's actually fronting (Some new alters entered the system, some old ones developed and my internal world is going through quite a change.) I am happy to see this, because I have a permanent discussion going on. When I had a calmer, less stressful time, my decisions were quite easy, because me and my most upfront alters were on the same page, but now that I have new personalities entering, it's quite some work for my brain. I can basically feel them discussing and it can get a little exhausting over time. But it's also…fun sometimes. We had the weirdest outcomes sometimes, and it's quite a thing living alone with DID. But we're managing.
    All the best – The White Room System

  14. Lovely! Thank you for sharing your experiences <3 We experience the inner monologues as well, as most systems probably do. We describe ours almost like…intrusive thoughts that aren't your own when another alter is co-conscious or taking control of the body. Identity confusion can definitely be tough to deal with! You lot are so inspirational. We love you! -Anna and the Songbirds

  15. Thank you for this, as someone with DID and trying to better communicate with my parts this gave me a video to give to my friends and family to explain what I am doing.

  16. Maybe you could do a video on ways you handle the dissociation and switching in places that are "unsafe"? For example, feeling dissociated or switching while at work or the grocery store, where it isn't a place you can just say "I'm sorry, I have DID, I need a moment" (god, I wish it were that easy!)

  17. This is the very first video I have found that explains what I experience, almost constantly, perfectly. Thank you!

  18. Absolutely brilliant as always ❤️ this is such an accessible way to explain communication. You always think of the best explanations. -Wyn

  19. Ahhh… this video helped relieve an anxiety of mine. I couldn't hear or feel the others, and it made me think it was all in my head. This happens quite often, but I still never heard that anyone else had it happen. It's a relief to hear it from you. Thanks for this video.
    Rei

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