Psychiatry defines reality testing as follows: Any means by which an individual is able to clearly asses his or her limitations as they relate to biological, physiological, social or environmental realities, or the objective evaluation of sensoryimpressions, thus allowing the person to distinguish between the internal and external worldand between fantasyandreality.
I cannot say this with authority but I suspect that all severe mental illnesses affect the ability to correctly assess ones interactions with others.
Though I rarely say this outright; I believe that my alternates are real.
I have to force myself to think of myself as ‘I’ and I only say “I” when discussing myself as separate from the people we call our ‘alternates’.
When I am “the self” I initially have vague memories of what happened before
I took over but they quickly fade
My compromised reality testing also compromises my ability to protect myself from exploitation.
This is an excerpt from an interview with Kim Noble.
Kim Noble is a British artist and Mother who has over 20 distinct personalities. This is an interview with an alternate that is a 21 Year old Gay Man. On the couch next to Kim is her daughter. The alternate thinks that the daughter is the daughter of a friend.
“Social media spark a revelation that we, the people, have a voice, and through the democratization of content and ideas we can once again unite around common passions, inspire movements, and ignite change.”
I find the quote by Brian Solis regarding social media to be relevant on so many levels. Social media managers, marketers, gurus and enthusiasts can attest to the validity of the citation. When used a user sets out to rally others in hopes to gain customers, support their cause or to spread information; carried out the correct way they will grab the attention of many. Are you attempting to inspire a movement? Are you confused about how to market your brand? My advice to you is to keep reading. This post will briefly unveil…