ALL ABOUT ALTERS: Part 1 | Debunking DID Ep: 3 | Dissociative Identity Disorder

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The first video in a three-part series about Alters. In this first instalment, we explain what alters are, how alters can be different from each other, and WHY alters are different from each other, specifically in terms of gender! Scroll down for sources and studies used/referenced in this video.
Disclaimer I forgot to mention in editing - the trauma I reference is just ONE reason why SOME alters differ from the bodies designated birth sex, but these types of alters are very common and YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE EXPERIENCED THIS TO HAVE AN ALTER OF THE OPPOSITE SEX.
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Sources and studies used/referenced in this video:
Elzinga et al., (2007)
Reinders et al., (2003)
Reinders et al., (2006)
Reinders, Willemsen, Vos, den Boer, & Nijenhuis, (2012)
Sar, Unal, Kiziltan, Kundakci, and Ozturk (2001)
Sar, Unal, and Ozturk (2007)
Putnam (1997)
International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. (2011). [Chu, J. A., Dell, P. F., Van der Hart, O., Cardeña, E., Barach, P. M., Somer, E., Loewenstein, R. J., Brand, B., Golston, J. C., Courtois, C. A., Bowman, E. S., Classen, C., Dorahy, M., ̧ Sar,V., Gelinas,D.J., Fine,C.G., Paulsen, S., Kluft, R. P., Dalenberg, C. J., Jacobson-Levy, M., Nijenhuis, E. R. S., Boon, S., Chefetz, R.A., Middleton, W., Ross, C. A., Howell, E., Goodwin, G., Coons, P. M., Frankel, A. S., Steele, K., Gold, S. N., Gast, U., Young, L. M., & Twombly, J.].
Guidelines for treating dissociative identity disorder in adults, third revision. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 12, 115-187
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Angie Hdz.
Angie Hdz. Hour ago
i miss everyone so much. i hope you are all doing fine and that this time out is for you to come back a lot better. love you guys. ♡
Malena Mordekai de Oliveira
Just one thing, schizophrenics can hear "external" or "internal" voices, it depends on the individual.
Malena Mordekai de Oliveira
Also, so good to hear you stressing having DID is not just having alters, since other mental conditions can generate alters or similar structures, like for an obvious example OSDD
austin bair
austin bair 18 hours ago
how can you be so strong and beautiful. Im just amazed you are amazing your channels amazing and your style is amaaazing
secret Day ago
i just learned more about DID and also 51 new words! thank you!
Elizabeth Drewnicki
Your RUvid channel has helped me understand did
Nik Moist
Nik Moist Day ago
Gary Goldstein
This is kinda unrelated but I love the hair right now. The color looks awesome!
Ring of Faya
Ring of Faya Day ago
Her makeup looks like a look Mykie did (glam & gore) did and I wanna cry
Violette Fefeld
Violette Fefeld 2 days ago
Im 16yo and I’ve been dating my gf for a year now, she has DID and I fell in love with an other alter in her system too soooo technically I’m dating two girls ❤️😅
Keara Rigg
Keara Rigg 2 days ago
I love the quote of "we're in similar boats in the same sea" it really resonated with me ❤️
Revs 2 days ago
I don't know where to go or who to talk to i don't have DID as far as i know. I've been going to a therapist for the past year because i have black outs and would come back to being sore and having cuts on my body last night i was watching one of your videos trying to educate myself on this because my friends mom came to me telling me she has DID and i would like to know how to handle it better as she means a lot to me but anyway i was watching a video of you guys and i heard a extremely dark raspy voice i can't remember exactly only one word that i can't remember but what it said was "even your ____ is pathetic." I believe it was referring to me but i was extremely scared and i blacked out again with cuts on me in the morning. If anyone could give me advice on this I would appreciate it. I love this channel by the way you guys are doing amazing.
namesmaryjane 2 days ago
i disagree with the science in so far as, a childs mind couldn't create entirely separate egos and complete people like DID alters are, science can't even accept that we have a singular soul, how could accept that we could host a multitude of them. Science will far short in this condition as it's reality transcends the physical boundaries science is concerned with
Georgie Morgan
Georgie Morgan 2 days ago
I absolutely love how Nin explains things. She's calm and collected, and makes everything easy to understand.
Delanie C
Delanie C 3 days ago
When did you integrate into Nin?
Shadow Girl D A
Shadow Girl D A 3 days ago
Kalteznmapm :i like your make up Kmlapwez: be strong, be great you we all need in days like these (that the corona is here) to be strong and have to do the best of it
WONDER TREK 3 days ago
Hello, first and foremost thank you all for what you all do and as bravely that you all do it. I do not know if you all are still doing the channel and read comments but I found this channel while trying to pull myself out of a downward spiral dark place this morning *we will leave it at that for trigger purposes* and I listened and watched all of the commentary. I laughed, I learned, and cried (I am not afraid to say that being a grown man, but I will not show it - had to go for a walk) I want to thank you, I got distracted by learning about you all and being pulled in and finding myself a part of you all's world only if briefly through watching. I just wanted you all to know what an impact you have (positive) on people and please if you all are up to it keep doing what you do. It pulled me out of a period and let me go on today as a semicolon. (best way I think I could describe it for you all and anyone reading the comments. If only just for today, thank you.
Kailee Naugler
Kailee Naugler 3 days ago
Just found the channel, and this has been really informative, I love it when people share things like this, because it’s extremely hard to look into things like this and inform others about it when it’s something you deal with because it throws you back in to that sort of thing. So even though it was probably really hard for you I really appreciate that you did it!
Scott Benedict
Scott Benedict 3 days ago
Thank you for this video. I did not find it hard to follow. It seem have have just the right amount of depth that I need.
Soupbell Cam
Soupbell Cam 4 days ago
I have a question can bullies cause DID? Sorry if it's a stupid question
Soupbell Cam
Soupbell Cam 4 days ago
Can ya'll make a video about any new alters that are comfortable (if any are) talking to us and explain what place they have in the system?
Tristan The Inconspicuous Alien
There is nothing fun about dissociative identity disorder Me:... doing one man duets is pretty fun
Is there any other way to know if you have DID other than a doctors diagnosis?
Carolina 4 days ago
Hi Nin! I really didn’t understand much of what you say that you integrated, i dont know where i can learn more about this in one of your videos or somewhere else, thanks!
Felix 4 days ago
Is it like your subconscious thoughts, emotions and feelings but fragmented?
Ida Vavpetič
Ida Vavpetič 4 days ago
DissociaDID, I have a question. Can all alters integrate into one person (through a period of time). Is it possible that all the amnesia between all alters goes away through a period of time, and all the memories become connected.
Saiyuri Co
Saiyuri Co 3 days ago
That's the main goal talked about in a lot of literature but most DID systems want to keep living with their alters because it's too painful to even think about being alone anymore.
Jacky S
Jacky S 4 days ago
I feel like... Idk. When Nin talks about topics such as skin colour in SUCH a respectful way... I just don't get how people can go on with their accusations. I mean... isn't the way she talks and what she says about these topics in so many videos full proof that she is a decent person with no bad intentions? So frustrating :/
Jacky S
Jacky S 3 days ago
Saiyuri Co I can understand that and it’s a topic that has to be approached very carefully and respectfully, I totally agree. I can understand that some things were worded not correctly and poc have a right to be irritated. Calling Nin racist is a whole other story for me though and something that has been thrown around so easily. In my opinion it’s clear that she has no bad intentions and wasn’t aware it was offending to anyone. I think that’s the main difference.
Saiyuri Co
Saiyuri Co 3 days ago
Have you seen the older videos (Some have been privated) and tweets and comments she's made? A lot of poc people don't like them. It seems they don't like the alters being labeled as a race but the alter has never experienced the racism so it feels rude. She has drawn twice her native American alter very stereotypical with a feather and them being 'spiriual.' I've been told she removed those drawings recently from instagram. Why wouldn't she leave everything up if there's nothing wrong with them.
Starlight Valkyrie
Thank you so, so much. You are all a beacon of hope in a world of darkness. You are all extremely intelligent. I was wondering if you could recommend some books that you found helpful on DID and OSDD please? Thank you kindly.
I Am Y
I Am Y 5 days ago
Thank you so much for making this video! It has helped me see that I have a very big possibility of having DID and your information turned so many cogs in my head and then I started to cry from being so confused from figuring out so many connections! Thank you so much... You opened my eyes and I wanted to just say I really appreciate it! I’m still quite confused on what to do as of yet but I have figured out so many signs I have. Once again thank you so very much :)
I Am Y
I Am Y 4 days ago
@Margitkám I cant as of yet as many places are closed due to corona in my state..
I Am Y
I Am Y 4 days ago
@- TT Thank you so much!
Margitkám 5 days ago
Go and visit a professional.
- TT
- TT 5 days ago
Its probably going to be very hard in the first few months/years but i promise it gets better over time. The only thing i can advise you is to do as much research about it as you can (there are other channels such as the entropy system or multiplicity&me if you need another insight) and to try to see a professional as soon as possible Wishing you the best of luck! ♡
Mitchell Tennant
Mitchell Tennant 5 days ago
I found out I had D I D by having blackouts as a teen, People would tell me hey you did this and it would be something I’d never do in my life and I’d go by different names and all that stuff that’s scary when you snap back into it! Then a doctor told me when I start to feel like I’m drifting away to smoke cbd “pot with no thc” and it worked till I started watching one of your videos where you have that older alter and you were talking about childhood trauma and it was the first time I’ve started again where my alters were able to fully take over again , I had a nose bleed and all of a sudden I lost control . Idk it hurts me more knowing someone might have gone through what I went through if that makes sense I wouldn’t wish childhood trauma on my worst enemy.
Klara P
Klara P 5 days ago
Your intro-music is so relaxing
PastelPony 6 days ago
I’m so glad your channel exist my boyfriend has DID, and I never could understand it when he would try to explain it but after watching your channel I feel like I can understand it way better, and it’s made our relationship stronger ❤️ - Also your makeup is always gorgeous!
parappa_maxwell 6 days ago
nin is such a wonderful person but i’m lowkey intimidated by her when she gets all serious
whoomp there it is
TW trauma! I’m the cohost of our system and hold a major part of our trauma. I’m a cis male in a female body and that part made me feel so much better. I’m also a factive but didn’t fully know who I was (no one did) until after we discovered we were a system. Thank you.
amber-leigh 7 days ago
You are incredible, and YOU are not on your own❤️
Annie Dooley
Annie Dooley 7 days ago
Thanks for taking the time to educate us!
Sage 7 days ago
I know something is weird or wrong in my mind but I do not understand what, I feel like I must be faking but I know of two more of me because my friend made me aware of them, Raine and Luna by what is describe by people with DID a caretaker Luna is more of a caretaker, I usually don't remember what happens while Luna is active? She takes over and then when I'm back my room is different and things are messy but I feel like I'm faking it because most of the time I have semi control or I can watch what happening but can't control it, I don't think I have DID but something's wrong with me
Dana 7 days ago
Thank you so much for this ❤
ava 7 days ago
emma burns
emma burns 7 days ago
I'm being told by my family that I have different personalities and my doctor is thinking DID. Part of me is thinking, maybe they have a point, they could be wrong. Most of the time, I see what I'm doing, but when I look back on it I don't remember how I felt or why I did it. I have lots of trauma, I just don't want to say, there's more than one of me. I feel trapped in my own mind, like there's not enough room. I won't say I'm not scared. I made a chart, names, none of it is right. I don't know how I'm supposed to learn what's happening inside. I feel like it's just me hoping for an answer and this is just some made up idea I have of it.
Rosegames 8 days ago
Does anyone identify with the body's name? Or have you guys just thrown your birth name in the trash?
Willow Hedge System
Hang in there Nin! New filing set up is great, and you are so awesome and such an inspiration to us!
Atlas Hunter
Atlas Hunter 8 days ago
I'm asking purely out of interest, do you and your alters all age at the same rate?
Gracie Kent
Gracie Kent 5 days ago
Some of the alters age with the body, some are stuck in a specific time, some of them are sliders (switch between ages) Hope this helps
Sammy Janet
Sammy Janet 8 days ago
I’m so eternally grateful for this account. Number 1, because this channel is highly educational and very correct. Number 2, it spreads awareness for others, and to me it indicates me to be more kind for some reason, which is really good! You’re alters are so kind! I love them! I’ve had a rough two years and this account has helped me realise I’m not the only one! Thank you!
Emmeline Sutliff
Emmeline Sutliff 8 days ago
We love you. Please stay safe.
Kirk frodslemow
Kirk frodslemow 8 days ago
I am glad to have learned about you, I am fascinated and saddened about this subject. The idea of how this disorder comes about is hard to think about. But listening to your progress and optimistic energy is encouraging.
Alejandro Castellano
Hello. I'd like some advice from you,but only if you feel like answering, I don't want to force you to answer. I want to represent a character with DID in a web series I'm working on with some friends, and it would be nice if you could give me some examples of what I should and souldn't do. I've been watching some of your videos to understand DID better,but I don't want to make a typical murderer psychopath character,and I also don't want to offend anybody. Sorry if I said something wrong, I'm still learning english,I'm also sorry if I've been disrespectful in any way, and thank you if you get to read my comment. I really like the channel and enjoy your videos
Killer queen
Killer queen 9 days ago
I have a question Is it normal as a child to block out a couple of memories that happened in your life even if its unintentional? My mother told me that i went to therapy at the age of 6 and talk to the therapist for some time until i just refused to talk at all towards the therapist all together. I have no memory of this event happening a t a l l No matter how many times i try to remember, nothing comes up but as i grew up i subconsciously grew to hating therapist and not exactly knowing why. Another thing is that my mother told me when i was little aroud the age of 6 to 8 i caught my mom doing the do and my mother made an excuse saying she was playing leap frog. I also do not remember this happening at all but i definitely remember tge day after bc i was jumping off my brothers back saying thats how you play leap frog and watch my mother laugh her ass off and me not knowing why. Is this normal to happen? Or did i actually went through amnesia as a child. I tried to look this up but it keeps on relating to traumatic events but i dont consider these things as traumatic for me.
Saiyuri Co
Saiyuri Co 3 days ago
This all sounds very normal. You don't remember everything, especially from childhood. Your brain can't hold all that memory because it's not useful for living. I fell off a bookcase as a young child but I don't remember any of it. But I have a scar on my head, so something happened for sure. Did I get amnesia from that trauma or did my brain just not care about remembering? I don't know lol
Killer queen
Killer queen 9 days ago
Don't you hate it when you start to question if you have DID or not and your brain just starts to freak out about it because DID works for you to know you dont have it and my brain is just ahhhhhyh.
Raz zi
Raz zi 9 days ago
I love all of you guys❤️
Cryptic CannaBee
Cryptic CannaBee 9 days ago
Where's your ring from Nan?
AK 2021Stenson
AK 2021Stenson 9 days ago
How do the alters feel about having an image of what they look like (such as gender and physical characteristics) but have a body that doesn’t resemble their image?
Fergus MacLeod
Fergus MacLeod 9 days ago
I’m very thankful for your channel, I’m starting to write comic about a person with DID and their life, you are very helpful for accurate information and I’m learning a lot about it. Thank you ❤️
Panda4422OO 9 days ago
I low-key simp this system for real for real
SamerPan 9 days ago
Is your littles like your children?
Gwen Mary
Gwen Mary 10 days ago
This is so interesting! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience
Sarah E Wiederman
Sarah E Wiederman 10 days ago
I’m going to be completely honest. I used to be very skeptical about the reality of DID. It just didn’t make sense to me how a disorder like this could actually exist outside fiction. But after watching just a couple videos on this channel that completely changed. I now believe it is 100% true & valid, & I owe that to this channel. Thank you so much for helping me understand and eliminate my ignorance. I think what you’re doing, spreading awareness, & specifically how you’re doing it, namely by explaining DID in depth and yet also in a way people can understand & accept it is wonderful. Thank you!
The Kairos Collaborative
The community appreciates open-minded individuals such as yourself, thank YOU 🙏
alice golman
alice golman 10 days ago
I just found out I have multiple personalities and I'm so glad I found your channel cause I was so scared of everything and when I was first diagnosed I shut myself in my house and didnt leave but I'm a lot better now
Победа 11 days ago
Why don't all people have alters when they were young, before identity integrates. I have no memory of having different identities before the age of 9
The Kairos Collaborative
I recommend looking into the Theory of Structural Dissociation of the Personality! It's not that everyone has alters, but rather, we are all born with various, un-integrated ego states, or parts of one's self. These parts fully coalesce into one personality through proper development, but when extreme dissociation disrupts this development, the ego states that would normally integrate are not able to do so. Through tertiary dissociation, alters then develop. A person without DID/OSDD would not have alters or dissociated ego states to the point of DID due to baseline, lack of integration during childhood alone. Differentiation is developed as the child grows and experiences diverge. Those with healthy development never possessed altered states of consciousness seperated by dissociative amnesia, merely de-compartmentalized parts of the self. Those without DID are like a chest, with the items inside (memories) freely flowing between one individual unit. A system is more of a dresser with partitions (dissociation) separating the items inside. We're all made of the same stuff, we're just organized differently.
Chris Drummond
Chris Drummond 11 days ago
Her soul is so beautiful.❤
Antonina Karabova
Antonina Karabova 11 days ago
You are amazing for all of the hard things you are going through your whole life💕 I can’t imagine how incredible strong you are❤️
HellishlyKawaiiMio TikTok
I want to thank you, every one of you for this channel! My fiance and I both have DID, which has been a journey so far with getting everyone to coexist and get along as well as handle our own triggers. Your videos have helped us learn more about our Alters and ourselves, so thank you Chloe and the system!
LadyStephyLynn 11 days ago
Such pretty multicolored flowers in the background.
cm TSO
cm TSO 11 days ago
EVERYONE: This is educational Me : this is great, but does anyone notice her name is on the shelf?????
marykate alyce
marykate alyce 9 hours ago
I thought it was nan and nin.
The Kairos Collaborative
1. You are very observant 2. That is an ingenious interior design/video layout decision on their behalf
Xiomara Dickson
Xiomara Dickson 12 days ago
I love the new set up, it’s very cute!
Nicki Plague
Nicki Plague 12 days ago
I really hope you can find the motivation to come back and resume your content. I only just recently discovered your channel, but I truly enjoy your stuff.
Guided Healing
Guided Healing 12 days ago
Hello beautiful soul! I've been aware of my system for around 3 years now and I've recently fallen in love with someone. The more I get to know him and observe him, the more and more I am convinced he has DID but is unaware. I am gently suggesting it to him, but he dissociates when I mention it and I don't want to push him or make any part of him feel anything negetive. Would you have any advice on helpful things to say or ways to gently help him realise ?
CBCI Mutebi
CBCI Mutebi 12 days ago
I’ve heard you say this multiple times but it just sank in. The host has no idea that they were traumatized until they are told or am I wrong?
The Kairos Collaborative
It depends on the system, the awareness the host will have regarding trauma! But yes, in DID Emotional Part alters (EPs), through tertiary dissociation, compartmentalize the trauma so that the host, or other Apparently Normal Part alters (ANPs) in the system, may function fully and carry on with normal living.
Eleanor Stevenson
Eleanor Stevenson 12 days ago
The new filming set up is awesome, I love the colourful flowers and books
Savvy714 13 days ago
Post Traumatic Victory
You said so many things about trauma in this video that I really needed to hear 🖤 thanks for educating the masses!!
Toucannon Pirate
Toucannon Pirate 14 days ago
I just realised that In the background, shapes spell out Nin. :)
That guy who likes wwe
hey, i really like what your doing with the channel to help educate people on DID and to de-stigmatize it. I know most of the films of books that are about DID aren't accurate (like split or mr. robot) but would Scorsese's Shutter Island be a good representation of how the brain puts up amnesia walls and denies it whenever people mention that they might have DID and that it came from trauma?
The End Of Me
The End Of Me 14 days ago
According to a psychiatrist I know, ( keep in mind this is someone with a Doctorate in practice for almost 40 years) he States that this diagnosis is actually a borderline personality disorder and will not be included in the DSM VI( 6).
The Kairos Collaborative
@34 34 👏👏
34 34
34 34 13 days ago
Sounds kinda stupid if it's true, because how do you then explain amnesia and that each alter has different memories? That's not like bpd where you change a mood state, you don't suddenly remember different things there. Also, I didn't find anything about it on the Internet. Unless he knows someone who is writing DSM-6, he can't know it. ICD-11 is going to be released in two years and they're even adding OSDD to DID, so.
The End Of Me
The End Of Me 14 days ago
I would imagine you probably can't drive a vehicle due to this for not only your safety, but the public at large if a " switch" happens on the road.
The Kairos Collaborative
While that is true for some (quite a few!) systems out there, it's certainly not all! While we have issues with this, we know systems who manage to function fully in a variety of means, including alters created for similar purposes as that, and grounding techniques to stay centered while behind the wheel. Coping is something systems are quite good at!
Natalie C.
Natalie C. 14 days ago
Hello! So- I’m gonna write a book and I wanted to make it as least offensive as possible because if I end up at some point publishing it I don’t want to like offend anyone with this and I want to be able to include the character while portraying them correctly, so if you could possibly either give me like the best videos to watch for the best information, or just some important advice to have for the book because I had the character in mind and really liked them but almost threw out the idea because I didn’t want to screw anything up, so if anyone could give advice on it that would be wonderful 💖 Especially with the fact of the importance of the number of layers if that’s related to something specific
The Kairos Collaborative
The Entropy System on RUvid recently out out a video listing tips on writing about DID! If you haven't watched that out we seriously recommend it! Other than that, keep listening to the voices of the community! You're doing great by being here, watching this type of content. Thank you!
oxymoronchick7 14 days ago
We miss you
B74D13Y N3W
B74D13Y N3W 14 days ago
Black lipstick and eyeliner smack
Baby Panda Gang
Baby Panda Gang 14 days ago
Whoever dislikes this video sucks honestly because this is very informative and educational
RhysandNight 14 days ago
I love and am proud of all of you. I'm still new to the channel but have been watching the content. I'm so sorry you all and the community have been going through so much while also dealing with the normal challenges that everyone has to deal with in their daily lives. I apologize, I'm horrible with names but will try my best to remember everyone in time. But to the Little who was in the interview, baby you did such an amazing job and I'm so proud of you. You were very brave to say what you did and you did nothing wrong. Nin, Kyle, all of you did nothing wrong and the fact that you all are trying so hard to educate the world and put yourself out there and be so raw and vulnerable is moving and inspiring. All of you please stay safe and I look forward to watching all of the videos
reddit Izzer
reddit Izzer 15 days ago
but Chloe is the main name of the body isn't it wait so is nin the new host
The Kairos Collaborative
Yes, Nin is the new host! Chloe and Nina fused, with the resulting part being Nin. Hosts are capable of fusion (/integration) just as well as any other alter!
34 34
34 34 13 days ago
Yes, she is a new host
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