Characteristics Of Alter Ego

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Alter ego in Latin means “the other I”, which suggest that a person with such characteristics can have two different personalities. There are different factors that aide the creation of an alter ego, for a new self is not just created involuntarily and automatically. Psychology explains such occurrence as Dissociative identity disorder (previously known as multiple personality disorder) , and according to the Human Diseases and Conditions article, is a condition of psychiatric nature in which a person develops two or more personalities which take over or control the person’s behavior. The personalities developed by an individual tend to be part of extreme forms of dissociation. A person showing dissociation tends to have compartmentalized emotions, …show more content…
In addition, subjects also present symptoms of amnesia, which happens in between personalities and keeps each sub-personality unaware of the other states. Furthermore, it only takes two personalities for such symptoms to be determined as Dissociative Identity Disorder, as long as each of the personas takes complete control over the mind and body. Often, one of the personalities develops coexisting symptoms, such as anxiety, mood disorder, or a marked disturbance in functioning with the other personality. Dissociation is also thought to be a coping mechanism, in which the person detaches him or herself from an experience or situation that is traumatic, violent or painful to deal with in his or her conscious self. Each identities or “alters” tend to have their own sex, race, or age. Each “alter” have a tendency to have his or her own gestures, talking and distinct postures. Sometimes the personalities can be from imaginary people, and in rare cases the “alters” can be different sex from the original …show more content…
The human condition in the new “alter” includes the unique features of being human, exclusively the concerns of human existence. Such features include conditions such as human nature, morality, ethics, and personal identity, such features help us defined the human condition in more depth. Let’s start by explaining human nature; The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy defines human nature as “quality or group of qualities, belonging to all and only humans; that explains the kind of being we are”. In other words we are biped and featherless, but that does not define our social characteristics. We humans are rational beings, which separate us from other animals, and give us our human nature. Philosophers disagree that we are born with human nature, and some of them consent that we learn it from observing the behavior of others and from biology itself. Some philosophers argue that our human nature can be shaped and stretched, and our surroundings help define such nature, for we quickly rationalize our role based in the environment and the people close to us. In the other hand, Morality is also a human condition which is defined by The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy as “an informal public system applying to all rational persons, governing behavior that

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