Definition of Multiple personality

1. Noun. A relatively rare dissociative disorder in which the usual integrity of the personality breaks down and two or more independent personalities emerge.

Exact synonyms: Split Personality
Generic synonyms: Dissociative Disorder



Definition of Multiple personality

1. Noun. A dissociative disorder in which several distinct identities or personality states alternate in controlling the sufferer's consciousness and behaviour ¹

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Medical Definition of Multiple personality

1. A dissociative disorder in which two or more distinct conscious personality's alternately prevail in the same person, without any personality being aware of the other. See: dual personality. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Multiple personality

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1. The Physiology of Faith and Fear: Or, The Mind in Health and Disease by William Samuel Sadler (1912)
"... C multiple personality IN further explanation of the question of multiple personality mentioned in Chapter XXXV, the following case is abstracted from ..."

2. Psychopathology of Hysteria by Charles Daniel Fox (1913)
"CHAPTER IX multiple personality and Amnesia WELL developed cases of multiple ... The dividing line between ambulatory automatism and multiple personality is ..."

3. Human Psychology by Howard Crosby Warren (1919)
"... have not advanced very far toward a quantitative expression of the relations between the several factors.1 Personal Identity and multiple personality. ..."

4. A System of Psychology by Knight Dunlap (1912)
"multiple personality The strongest impulse to postulate a subcon- sciousness of the sort we are unwilling to admit comes from certain phenomena of abnormal ..."

5. The Physiology of Faith and Fear: Or, The Mind in Health and Disease by William Samuel Sadler (1912)
"... C multiple personality IN further explanation of the question of multiple personality mentioned in Chapter XXXV, the following case is abstracted from ..."

6. Psychopathology of Hysteria by Charles Daniel Fox (1913)
"CHAPTER IX multiple personality and Amnesia WELL developed cases of multiple ... The dividing line between ambulatory automatism and multiple personality is ..."

7. Human Psychology by Howard Crosby Warren (1919)
"... have not advanced very far toward a quantitative expression of the relations between the several factors.1 Personal Identity and multiple personality. ..."

8. A System of Psychology by Knight Dunlap (1912)
"multiple personality The strongest impulse to postulate a subcon- sciousness of the sort we are unwilling to admit comes from certain phenomena of abnormal ..."

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