dissociative identity disorder

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dissociative identity disorder:

see multiple personalitymultiple personality,
a very rare psychological disorder in which a person has two or more distinct personalities, each with its own thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behavior.
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Tri-Way's dual personality also shows up in the design of system elements such as chip handling and guarding.
Ironically, the smallness and lightness of the vehicle is actually an asset, endowing them the sort of dual personality that makes them equally at home on tarmac or dirt.
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Holidaying in Heavenly on the south shore of Lake Tahoe, which straddles the California/Nevada border on America's west coast, means wholeheartedly embracing the resort's dual personality.
There's really a dual personality there," said Barth.
Terms and concepts that have become commonplace - Oedipus complex, neurosis, psychosis, repression, depression, suppression, ego, id, hysteria, phobia, dual personality, trauma, the unconscious - have their roots in the procedures that Freud, Jung and others developed.
Franchitti also knows all too well about Tracy's dual personality.
And while it is clearly designed as a high performance car with its finely tuned running gear, eight-inch-wide, 18 inch Oz alloy wheels and aggressive stance - its wheelbase and front and rear track are identical to the Focus WRC's tarmac competition settings - Ford reckons it's a car with a dual personality and that it will offer superb driving comfort, dependability and practicality for everyday driving.
Fentons calls itself a 'coffee shop and restaurant', and this dual personality is evident as night falls and it sheds that carrot cake and cappuccino approach to deliver a packed a la carte selection for the hungry of Harborne.
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