March 5th is National Multiple Personality Day

Have you noticed that you behave a certain way with a group of people, and you behave in a completely different way with other groups? For instance, when you are with one individual, you are soft and kind. However, when you are with someone else, you are more brusk and cold. That is because we all have different personalities. Today is multiple personality day, and let’s talk more about that.

March 5th urges you to look at multiple personalities in different ways. Firstly, you may see yourself as having one personality type, but you do not show the same side of yourself to others. It not only depends on how friendly someone else happens because it is not a stretch to treat someone accordingly based on how they treat you. Your personality when you are with someone will show depending on the chemistry you have with them.

For instance, if there is something about the individual that rubs you off the wrong way, you won’t appear to have a pleasant personality around them. They may be the ones to call you toxic and nasty in extreme cases. However, if you mesh well with someone else, they will see the best side to you, and they will be the ones to call you generous and kind. That is why anyone can have multiple personalities.

However, another side to this national day is acknowledging the mental illnesses Multiple Personality Disorder or Dissociative Personality Disorder or DID. That when those who have this mental illness have different personalities, and they all have names. You hear of mental illnesses that are much more prevalent such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and PTSD. DID is a lot less common than those, and it is believed that trauma can cause it, but you would have to be predisposed to the condition as many who go through trauma do not develop DID.

History Of National Multiple Personality Day

The origins of how the national day was established aren’t exact. However, the one thing that is known is that mental illnesses were rarely discussed and acknowledged because of so many stigmas attached to them. Over the last two to three decades, you hear more about the prevalence of common mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and even schizophrenia. Psychiatrists and other advocates of those who have mental illnesses speak up more about them to provide awareness to help loosen up stigmas. Even though DID is rare, that is another mental illness that requires awareness. The condition may be rare, but you never know as you could meet someone who has the condition.

How To Acknowledge National Multiple Personality Day

There are two ways to acknowledge national multiple personality day. The first way is to examine your own personality and how it can change depending on the people surrounding you. Secondly, do some research on DID. Then go and share what you learned about the condition on social media by using #NationalMultiplePersonalityDay.

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