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What are projective tests?
The subject is asked to draw something or look at
something. They way they draw the figure or what
they `see' in the ink blot, is suppose to reveal their
May be invalid as the person may lie about what
they see to give socially desirable answers (`good'
The tests' interpretation is also affected by the
prevailing beliefs of the psychiatric profession at
the time of the testing or the personal beliefs held
by the tester.…read more
What is personality?
`The distinctive and characteristic patterns of
thought, emotion and behaviour that define an
individuals' personal style and influence his or
her interactions with the environment'…read more
Multiple Personality Disorder
People who suffer from MPD/DID have al the
different aspects of their personality but contained
in a separate unit
In a normal person these processes act together
to form an integrated whole but instead in those
who suffer from DID, they say as individual units,
each one taking on aspects of an individual
It is more common in women
DID is thought to be a coping mechanism for
traumatic or disturbing events in the persons'
DID- Dissociative Identity Disorder…read more
MPD/ DID is a dissociative disorder in which two or
more distinct personalities coexist within one and the
To be diagnosed with DID, the person must have at
least 2 separate personalities (aka ego states) and
each one must have it's own way of feeling and acting
that's independent from the other ego states.
Each of these ego states has to come forward and
take control at different times and they must exist for
some time and should cause the person disruption
rather than being simply the result of drugs or
Alters/ Ego States
Primary alters are the main personalities, the
ones which manifest the most often.
Subordinate alters are the ones that are rarely
presented and are sometimes not detected for
a while after the diagnosis has been made.
Subordinate alters may hear the voices of the
other alters.…read more