Dissociative Identity Disorder.
I am watching a show about a woman that has 15 personalities. This lady has 15 “alters” that have taken over her. Paula has so many personalities and there is a certain amnesia that happens when one of the “alters” comes through.
The work that she is doing to “integrate” her “alters” has allowed her to live a full life and work full time. She is in a “co-conscious” state where all of the “alters” meet together inside and Paula is able to keep it together to maintain a normal life.
Identity works when you can keep it together, and in a very interesting way, identity can also work when someone is not able to keep it together.
Check out her video on Discovery Health