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noun attributes, being, character, disposition, distinction, distinctiveness, identity, individualism, individuality, ingenium, makeup, nature, oneness, originality, particularity, personal identity, personal mark, predisposition, selfhood, selfness, singularity, soul, style, temperament, traits, type, uniqueness
See also: character, disposition, identity, inclination, individual, individuality, presence, property, temperament

PERSONALITY. An abstract of personal; as, the action is in the personalty, that is, it is brought against a person for a personal duty which he owes. It also signifies what belongs to the person; as, personal property.

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The behavior pattern commonly known as Multiple Personality Disorder but now called Dissociative Identity Disorder (American Psychiatric Association, 1994) might be considered only a recent phenomenon.
Mahoney, however, says that each can also be a symptom: of multiple personality disorder.
The syndrome commonly known as Multiple Personality Disorder but now called Dissociative Identity Disorder (American Psychiatric Association, 1994) might be thought of as a recent phenomenon.
So multiple personality is not yet like 'gravity', universally accepted as a scientific concept.
1992) 'Current Research on Multiple Personality Disorder', paper presented at the 1st Australian Association of Multiple Personality & Dissociation Conference, A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective on Satanic Ritual Abuse, Melbourne.
16) Clinical findings have indicated that multiple personality disorder is in many cases the result of childhood sexual abuse (Kluft 1985).
Structured interview data on 102 cases of multiple personality disorder from four centers.
The chapter devoted to clinical disorders of legal significance seems particularly distorted in its unbalanced focus on diagnoses such as multiple personality disorder which, although controversial, have relatively little relevance in court.
Ian Hacking's Rewriting the Soul: Multiple Personality and the Sciences of Memory investigates the lessons to be learned by studying the phenomenon of multiple personality.
Corroboration of adult reports proves difficult, but many researchers assert that the frequency of childhood sexual abuse rises significantly in conjunction with many psychological problems, including borderline personality disorder (marked by volatile relationships, moods, and self-image), multiple personality disorder, substance abuse by women, eating disorders, and somatoform disorders (such as pseudoseizures, pelvic pain, and gastrointestinal disturbances with no known physical cause).
Multiple personality is one such problem case, because prima facie it raises the possibility of a single human body constituting more than one persons during its life-history.
Robin and the others live inside the mazelike mind of a young woman named Sarah, who a year ago was diagnosed as having multiple personality disorder.

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