Re: Multiple Personalities

Chris Hind (
Fri, 01 Nov 1996 15:57:31 -0800

At 23:52 11/1/96 +0100, you wrote:
>On Fri, 1 Nov 1996, Chris Hind wrote:
>> >> Of course, we don't consider multiple personalities to be a
>> >> That's just the way things are for us. If our internal organization
>> >> interfered with our goals, then it could be considered a "disorder"
>> >
>> >A very good definition. I usually define something as "disease" or
>> >"unhealth" if it limits the victim's possibilities - if it instead
>> >enhances them it is good.
>> But true mp disorder results from a childhood trauma so the disorder isn't
>> particularly normal.
>No, and it is usually linked to other personality problems. "Normal" MPS
>is hardly anything I would want; I prefer the transhuman version
>(MPE, Multiple Personality Enhancement?).
>For a fictional treatment of MPE, see Walter John William's _Aristoi_,
>where practically all people have AI-supported independent
>subpersonalities doing multitask work.

Are you speaking of the concept of a person playing multiple roles? Such as
a 45 year old lawyer using a virtual world like WorldsChat could be a 18
year old blonde hair blue eyed girl who likes the beach or a 20 year old
brn hair brn eyed stud who is into snow boarding? This appears to be what
you're talking about and if it is, I know the concept quite well. If this
_is_ that you're discussing I've always wanted to have multiple
personalities but I also wished I had the bodies I could attach them with
which is why I would feel liberated in an uploaded or even merely VR world
or hell! maybe even nano world where you could actually convert your
physical mass into any form you wished!