Discerning Alter Personalities From Demons

Alter Personality


1. Most alters, even "persecutor" alters, can become strong allies. There is a definite sense of relationship with them, even if it starts out negative.

1. Demons are arrogant, and there is no sense of relationship with them

2. Alters initially seem ego-dystonic but that changes to be ego-syntonic over time.

2. Demons remain ego-alien -- "outside of me."

3. Confusion and fear subside with appropriate therapy when only alters are present.

3. Confusion, fear and lust persist despite therapy when demons are present.

4. Alters tend to conform to surroundings.

4. Demons force unwanted behavior, then blame a personality.

5. Alters have personalities with accompanying voices.

5. Demons have a negative voice which has no corresponding personality.

6. Irritation, discontent and rivalry abound among alters.

6. Hatred and bitterness are the most common feelings among demons.

7. Images of alters are human in form, and remain consistent during imagery.

7. The imagery of demons changes between human and non-human forms, with many variations.

Reproduced from page 222 of the book: Uncovering the Mystery of MPD;
Its Shocking Origins... Its Surprising Cure

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Staff, H. (2008, November 23). Discerning Alter Personalities From Demons, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 16 from

Last Updated: September 25, 2015

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