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Question Do I have a split personality? (please reply!!) - February 12th 2011, 03:15 AM

I really dont know if i have a split personality or not. This thread might be confusing..
Im really into the Japanese Harajuku styles and cosplay, etc. So I own about 5 wigs. Ones a lolita wig, a miku wig, a jrock wig, and a cosplay wig. I cant wear any of this cute/cosplay stuff to school beacause we have uniforms. When im at school im a completely different person, im sad, depressed, lonely, quiet, and just dead. On the weekends when i put my wig and cute outfits on, its the complete opposite. Im happy, hyper, smiling, dancing, laughing and not looking at the ground all the time. It's like im two people, literally. When I look in the mirror before i go to school, its like i dont know who it is in the mirror.
   
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Re: Do I have a split personality? (please reply!!) - February 12th 2011, 03:40 AM

That sounds normal. Basically, you're happy in what you do, with your dress-up and such, and school is a drag. Seriously, school can make anyone feel depressed, especially when you're a teenager.

I honestly don't see it as anything to be concerned about, but rather, take advantage of the fact that your hobby (cosplay) makes you happy.


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Re: Do I have a split personality? (please reply!!) - February 12th 2011, 06:32 AM

"Split-personality" is actually the literal meaning of the disorder schizophrenia. However, I'm assuming you meant multiple personality disorder (now called DID). Anyway, that's just technicalities.

You do not have DID because you are in complete control of these feelings of happiness when you wear your wigs. In DID, it would be a different personality who would have a different name, probably but not necessarily different age, different view, etc... . For you, it's just one person who cannot indulge themselves in the activities they love doing because it is deemed socially inappropriate so the only time these activities can occur is in secretiveness. It's not MPD nor DID and definitely not schizophrenia.

I think the focus should be on addressing why you're depressed when you're at school. It may be more than because you cannot wear the wigs. Have you tried asking others at school if they partake in similar activities so you could be able to discuss it at school which may make you less depressed even though you couldn't actually engage in the activities at school? I don't know much about these activities so to me it seems like a form of acting, so have you tried taking classes of acting or drama? You may not be able to use the same wigs but you could have an opportunity while at school that is socially acceptable to somewhat engage in the activities. Perhaps you could even bring the wigs to school as part of this class to demonstrate some of your drama or acting skills.


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Re: Do I have a split personality? (please reply!!) - February 12th 2011, 06:33 AM

"Split-personality" is actually the literal meaning of the disorder schizophrenia. However, I'm assuming you meant multiple personality disorder (now called DID). Anyway, that's just technicalities.

You do not have DID because you are in complete control of these feelings of happiness when you wear your wigs. In DID, it would be a different personality who would have a different name, probably but not necessarily different age, different view, etc... . For you, it's just one person who cannot indulge themselves in the activities they love doing because it is deemed socially inappropriate so the only time these activities can occur is in secretiveness. It's not MPD nor DID and definitely not schizophrenia.

I think the focus should be on addressing why you're depressed when you're at school. It may be more than because you cannot wear the wigs. Have you tried asking others at school if they partake in similar activities so you could be able to discuss it at school which may make you less depressed even though you couldn't actually engage in the activities at school? I don't know much about these activities so to me it seems like a form of acting, so have you tried taking classes of acting or drama? You may not be able to use the same wigs but you could have an opportunity while at school that is socially acceptable to somewhat engage in the activities. Perhaps you could even bring the wigs to school as part of this class to demonstrate some of your drama or acting skills.


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