Sybil was introduced to us in 1973 on a non-fiction book with the same name. It is about the treatment of a psychiatric patient with a Dissociative Identity Disorder formerly known as Multiple personality disorder. Sybil has total of 16 personalities including her main personality. Though considered that the case is a fraud, it has been used as a classic example of DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) when I was on my undergrad school and probably also in some other University.
United States of Tara was introduced to us in 2009 with the lead character Tara. Tara like Sybil is an American woman who has a Dissociative Identity Disorder. Tara along with 3 other personality who was introduced to us in the first season is a wife, a sister, and a mother of 2. T, a 16 year-old “trapped” in a body of an old woman who is wild and a huge flirt; Buck, a male, ex-vet from Vietnam and Alice a “Martha Stewart” housewife (Gimme was introduce later in the season).
The comedy series that shows a person with DID and a family that struggle to live with her is a refreshing and original idea that would entice you more to watch. Toni Collette won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for the first season of the series and it is a well deserve win; if you would see even the first episode of the series you would know why.
With all the personality talk on this entry, would you consider yourself of having more than 1 personality in dealing daily lives? Do you think that it helps you when you enter a character from another character in real life? What is the dark side of your personality (I’m sure we all have at least one)? What will be the name of your other “self”? What do you do to trance to your “other” personality?