Allegations: Sybil was a hoax

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    The Leonard Lopate Show: Sybil Exposed - WNYC

    I would be dumbfounded if there were no such diagnosis (as is being alleged).
     
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    I listened to that on NPR today.

    sounded quite possibly like it was a hoax. Book deal in the works, Shrinker fully vested in the case being Valid. The "sybil" getting the attention and such she desired.
     
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    I can say I never gave that any credence. Where would all those personalities derive from, when an individual only has one set of experiences?
     
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    That diagnosis is now Dissociative Identity Disorder. It is rare. Very rare. I've seen two genuine in 22 years and many many wannabes!
     
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    Escape.

    As a survivor, it made sense to me. Somebody went through more than I did, and they shattered. Compartmentalized.
     
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    shut up!



    uhmm what?


    I said...shut up!


    will not!


    will too!


    will not!


    she's my sister *slap* she's my daughter *slap* she's my sister *slap*...
     
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    Bullshit. It IS true. I know I'm married to her. Oh wait....hmm...sorry, my Sybil has only 15 personalities!
     
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    An active imagination? How do you think actors do it?

    I play at being an earthling.
    Lots of people play at acting like they know politics and economics.
     
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    It's easy to conceptualize an alter ego to which one could escape or flee to as a means of deceit, as with the psyhchopath. But that person is concealing hinself, using the second persona as a device and is not actually split into multiple personalities. There seems to be no sound basis for that to occur. The mind is attached to the brain/body through experience, and experience is what shapes our mind/personality complex.

    It's easy to imagine a poorly adapting individual to be a scattered personality, but not to coelesce into separate free standing personalities.
     
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