Kim says whenever one personality inhabits her body, the rest are totally unaware of what is going on. Unlike how DID is represented in some TV shows or movies, her personalities do not, for instance, fight each other in her head.

"Patricia" says her situation isn't such where a single personality represents a specific mood (such as "anger" or "fear"). Instead, each of her 20 personalities has a full range of emotions. "They're different. I'm me, and they're them," she says. "Me, as 'Patricia,' I've got my days where I'm angry and in a bad mood and happy and sad. I'm completely whole as a person. And they are also."

"It sounds more crazy than it feels," she says.


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