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TwistedWolf5074

562d

Lemme start by saying that I do not have DID. Ive researched it and i really think thats not what this is, and Im not trying to claim that thats what it is. I just want to know if anyone else has experienced this So when i was a kid an living with an emotionally abusive stepdad I coped by "becoming" a character. It was always the same character. When things got to hard for ME to handle, I would "become" him and let him handle it. It felt more like I was playing a role. acting. I would sink entirely into the role. I dont have memory gaps. I never felt like I wasnt in control of my body. I always felt like I just kind of turned into that character. I got to where I could pull in and out of the role at will. Over time more characters joined. Not a ton. I tried doing it with different characters but it feels weird. Like, im not entirely in the role. I have one oc I can do it with. Now, Im 21, moved out and safe, and I still do this. Not really as a coping thing but just because I want to. I like feeling like I am my comfort characters. More characters have joined the party too since I moved out. what is this? am i just weird?

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    • TwistedWolf5074

      561d

      @sandboxjoints okay!! Thank you!!

    • sandboxjoints

      561d

      taking on different roles is something everyone does to an extent, but it does seem to be to a much more extreme extent for you. having that much separation between the roles/characters isn't a common experience in those who don't have a dissociative disorder, but if you don't find it to be a cause for concern you probably don't need to be alarmed about it. however, i would recommend that you at least do a little research on OSDD (Other Specified Dissociative Disorder), as it seems to match your experience of not quite meeting DID criteria like memory loss. OSDD doesn't seem to be any one particular thing— more of a catch-all for dissociative disorders that are similar but not exactly the same as DID/any other specific diagnosis out there. i hope this helps :)

      • TwistedWolf5074

        561d

        @sandboxjoints okay!! Thank you!!

        • sandboxjoints

          561d

          @TwistedWolf5074 anytime! i hope you find what you're looking for!

    • Ash_the_gay

      562d

      to me this sounds like irls. i don’t know much about irls but with what i do i think this is it

      • TwistedWolf5074

        561d

        @Ash_the_gay i havent heard of that! Could you explain it or tell me what I should look up for the bezt results?

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