A magnificent statement by Rob Goldstein.
I assume my DID is more clearly visible on social media, but even in Second Life,
when some of the alternates logged in with separate accounts and avatars,
most people assumed I was really good at role play.
Most of my friends describe me as talented, bright, positive, passionate, and
But I’m also depressed, impulsive, sometimes self-destructive, suicidal, and self
I experience depression as if it is a separate self because it feels as if I see the
world through another man’s eyes.
This depressed self impulsively acted out when we were younger.
He usually wound up in crisis clinics and on psych units.
We’re older and better at coping when the depressed self comes out;
but coping takes so much energy there is little left for anything else.
When I tell people I am symptomatic what I mean is that I have all
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