from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Multiple personality. No longer in scientific use.
- n. Schizophrenia. No longer in scientific use.
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- n. the supposed psychological syndrome in which two or more personalities exist in the same person
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- n. a relatively rare dissociative disorder in which the usual integrity of the personality breaks down and two or more independent personalities emerge
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Indeed, the split personality of Imperial Germany was almost perfectly mirrored by the personality of the kaiser: one moment, warm, sentimental, and outgoing; the next, blustering, threatening, and vengeful.