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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
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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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Proponents of the sociocognitive model claim that people with multiple personality are psychologically distressed individuals who respond to media presentations of DID and their therapists' suggestions by adopting the behavior of a person with more than one personality.
Alice Jamieson, author of Today I'm Alice, has been diagnosed with multiple personality disorder
Presiding Judge Akiba had court-appointed psychiatrists conduct such tests based on the defense counsel's request and judged that Oshima suffers from multiple personality syndrome.
A proposal is made here to re-evaluate behavioral accounts of personality and their relation to Multiple Personality Disorder (American Psychiatric Association, 1987), now called Dissociative Identity Disorder or DID (American Psychiatric Association, 1994).
Far from being harmless, Mahoney believes exorcism can be "extremely destructive" when practiced on patients with undiagnosed multiple personality disorders.
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.
1986) Multiple Personality, Allied Disorders and Hypnosis, Oxford University Press, New York.
Yet, a majority associate the following symptoms with schizophrenia: split personality and multiple personality (78% each); insanity, madness, or craziness (71 %); and violence (68%).
In Sybil, based on the actual case history by Flora Rheta Schreiber (1973), a therapist (Joanne Woodward) treats Sybil (Sally Field), a patient who is suffering from multiple personality disorder(15) During the course of treatment, the therapist journeys to her patient's childhood home to search for corroborating evidence of childhood abuse.
In Carol Tavris's review of Elaine Showalter's Hystories in the same issue, we learn that Tavris is thrilled that Showalter is "braving the wrath" of feminist therapists, and that these same feminists are to blame for panics about satanic ritual abuse and multiple personality disorders.
Compared to these, the early pictures look like a simple case of multiple personality disorder.
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).

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