SECONDARY PERSONALITY

In dissociative identity disorder, a distinct personality which takes repeated control of behavior. The distinct personality tends to be a well-defined contrast to the primary personality and typically has a discrete name; cognitive, speaking, and fashion styles; and markedly different behavior patterns and mindset.

SECONDARY PERSONALITY: "Her secondary personality was as different from her primary, as night is from day."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SECONDARY PERSONALITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/secondary-personality/ (accessed October 31, 2019).
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