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split personality

n.
1. Multiple personality disorder. No longer in scientific use.
2. Schizophrenia. No longer in scientific use.
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split personality

n
1. (Psychology) the tendency to change rapidly in mood or temperament
2. (Psychiatry) a nontechnical term for multiple personality
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mul′tiple personal′ity


n.
a mental disorder in which a person acquires several personalities that function independently.
[1900–05]
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Noun1.split personality - a relatively rare dissociative disorder in which the usual integrity of the personality breaks down and two or more independent personalities emergesplit personality - a relatively rare dissociative disorder in which the usual integrity of the personality breaks down and two or more independent personalities emerge
dissociative disorder - dissociation so severe that the usually integrated functions of consciousness and perception of self break down
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Translations

split personality

nsdoppiamento della personalità
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Israel was in the throes of acute split personality disorder on Monday night, dancing on the edge of a cliff and trying not to look down.
What you Write to: M.E.N, House, Oldham, Or email: @men-Such fools get the derision they deserve, but there is another breed, of genuine, matchgoing Reds - Merseysiders and Mancs - who have developed something of a split personality over this issue.
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Perhaps that the person has a split personality? The belief that having schizophrenia means having a split or multiple personalities is one of the most common misconceptions about the illness, with a recent survey finding 50% of people believe this to be the case.