Multiple Personality Disorder (currently known as Dissociative Identity Disorder – or DID) is a disorder in which a person has, and switches between, two or more personalities called alters. For many centuries, the phenomenon was attributed to bodily possession of other souls. However, in the last century, the fact that it results out of bad experiences in the childhood has been established.

Following is the DF analysis of how it works, which explains mechanisms responsible for the same.

Multiple Personal B-ROMs

As personal B-ROM contains summary of past experiences, and as VP is continuously connected with it in order to interact with the external world, they get accessed by the process of contextual extraction (more under title Contextual Extraction) when processing day-to-day experiences. If a person has had bad experiences in the past for a substantial period, to avoid dealing with them in the way mentioned above, it is possible for him to have more than one personal B-ROM.

In detail: Even when each person has one personal B-ROM, as 1) a major part of personal B-ROM develops in childhood, and as 2) VP is continuously connected to it in order to interact with the external world, and as 3) one of the goals of VP-LB mechanism is to control situations using thoughts and actions, which are driven by the instinctive tendency of getting rid of bad perceptions, and as 4) perceptions are formed by VP, if VP recalls unbearable conditions that were experienced earlier (through contextual extraction), especially in the developmental stage of childhood, the recall of which is unavoidable, based on the severity of such conditions and VP's perception of them, LB can generate more than one personal B-ROM, so that it can switch between them, resulting into VP avoiding the bad perceptions, as the personal B-ROM which had received them is "switched off", i.e., VP is working under another personal B-ROM as a default, and thus, is not involved. I collectively call such multiple personal B-ROMs "MLB-ROMs".

Once LB generates the second personal B-ROM, even when it is sufficient to escape bad perceptions, it typically generates additional personal B-ROMs, the reason for which is that the existence of the mechanism generating extra personal B-ROM makes it easy to generate additional personal B-ROMs, which gives them the freedom to live imagined or experienced personalities that were desirable for them in the past. Such "luxury" is not possible with one personal B-ROM.

Similarly, the existence of switching mechanism gives them the freedom to switch to another personal B-ROM whenever they receive or recall perceptions that are not as bad as the ones that were responsible for generating it.

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