NATIONAL MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DAY
National Multiple Personality Day on March 5th has two separate approaches to recognizing this day.
The first strategy takes an inward examination of our own personalities. This approach sees the day as a way to explore personality traits and examining the roots of those traits. Each one of us shows a different side of our characters at different times and in different places. Sometimes our personalities appear to be altered, depending on whom we are with and what we are doing. With these things in mind, the day focuses our thoughts on our own personality traits.
The other view of the observance aims to raise awareness of the disorder. Multiple Personality Disorder is also known as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). It is characterized by at least two distinct and relatively enduring identities or dissociated personality, states that alternately control a person’s behavior. It is accompanied by memory impairment for important information not explained by ordinary forgetfulness. While the disorder affects less than .1 to 1 percent of the population, those it does affect rely on support from the medical community, friends, and family.
HOW TO OBSERVE #MultiplePersonalityDay
While there are two ways to approach this day, you can choose to recognize both. Start by exploring your personality traits. Take a personality test and learn more about your personality. Invite a friend to take the test with you and compare your results. Then, learn more about Dissociative Identity Disorder. Find out how it affects a person and how it is treated. Attend a seminar or read up about the disorder. Show support for those with the disorder by sharing your new-found understanding.
Use #MultiplePersonalityDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DAY HISTORY
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