Here’s how my version of DID works on social media:
A different alternate manages each social media account
All of my alternates use WordPress.
As usual, I’m the last to know when an alternate takes over
an account; my Partner noticed changes to the Twitter
Partner: Who’s running the Twitter account?
Me: Whattaya mean?
Partner: I mean, I don’t know that guy.
Me: Lemme see.
I open the Twitter account and see Bob’s picture.
Me: Bob runs that account.
Partner: Who’s he?
Me: A radical fag.
Partner: He’s intense.
Partner doesn’t know Bob because Bob was the first in a series of
Bob was the host personality from age 20 to age 30.
At thirty, a new host slowly evolved into Rob.
Why do I have different alters for different stages of life?
Some people with DID respond to social cues about age by
creating a new person with a new name.
It’s not a conscious process.
The world wants its thirty-somethings mature and accomplished.
The switch from Bob to Rob meant a move to San Francisco.
Thinking that one becomes another person by moving or changing
names is the way a child thinks and that is the core of my DID.
The real self is a frightened child.
Bob and Rob are alike in different ways.
Bob is more idealistic, more passionate and confrontational than
the older alters.
My alters don’t go away.
They emerge as the need arises, even the youngest ones.
Bob sees himself as a Warrior.
Bob woke up and took over the Twitter account when Trump became President.
It is as if my Mother rose from her grave as a narcissistic toad with
The presidency of Donald Trump is the most triggering event of my adult excluding the AIDS epidemic.
Bob is fighting like Hell on Twitter to stop our abusive Mother from hurting us again.
(c) Rob Goldstein, November 2016