In a mental health chatroom, I met someone with multiple personality disorder. She called herself teddy instead of kitty (her username). Confused, I asked what was up. I was told "it's kitty's alter, a little boy named teddy". Another time, I was told "her alter is a cat", even once a "demon", and so on.
This is a comment on personality disorders. Apparently, people with this disorder have multiple personalities and identities, and each identity has a different sexuality and "gender identity": https://imgur.com/nyuvaNW
But I fail to understand how the different personalities and alters have any effect on what someone is, a human for instance. Just because someone's "alter" is something other than they are, doesn't make them that thing, right? People shouldn't treat a man with personality disorders, whose alters are women, little girls, cats, or whatever, as women, little girls, cats, etc and instead should seek to treat his mental illness, right?
I thought it was wrong that the people in mental health chatroom called kitty "good boy" just because one of her alters is a little boy. They should help her treat herself instead ...