How does Dissociative Identity Disorder work? Are all the personalities conscious the same time?

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How does Dissociative Identity Disorder work? Are all the personalities conscious the same time?

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When one personality is aware of another, they are able to communicate. There are several types of personality relationships;
If they are mutually amnesic, they are not aware of the other personality(s)
Mutually cognizant is when they are aware of other personalities and know each other.
They can be one-way amnesic, meaning that one personality knows about another, but the other does not know about them (most common).
And they can be co-conscious, meaning they quietly observe the other personalities but the others are not aware of that personality because there is no interaction. These personalities are still aware while another personality is in control and can fill in blanks from amnesic relationships.

Basically, it’s your brain’s way of compartmentalizing extremely severe trauma. A lot of times the brain of someone with DID uses dissociating as a way to manage the traumatic experience/memories of the traumatic experience. To my knowledge, only 1 personality can be active at a time but the personalities can switch at any time.