It’s hard to explain what multiplicity looks like to people who aren’t multiple and don’t have friends who are multiple. I think many people imagine that all multiples are like Eve in “Three Faces of Eve” or Tara in “The United States of Tara.”
Some are, of course. Kim Noble, who I blogged about at http://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2013/12/19/kim-noble-activist-artist/, is an example. Her alters have very different personalities, she has no co-consciousness, and the switches are very obvious. But there are many who are not cut from the same cookie cutter. Actually, there probably are hundreds and hundreds of cookie cutters!
It is hard to explain when alters are not that different in their demeanor and when they switch seamlessly. Or when there is one alter who is usually out and others speak and act through the “host.” Or when there are a group of alters all the same age, or alters…
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