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split personality

1. the tendency to change rapidly in mood or temperament
2. a nontechnical term for multiple personality

split personality

[′split ‚pər·sə′nal·əd·ē]
(psychology)
The condition in which there is a separation of various components of the normal personality unit, and each component functions as an independent entity.

Split Personality

Haller, Harry
middle-aged man battles two selves. [Ger. Lit.: Steppenwolf]
Jekyll, Dr., and Mr
. Hyde upright physician reduced to animality by potion. [Br. Lit.: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde]
Three Faces of Eve, The
story of woman with three distinct personalities. [Am. Cinema: Bawden, 757 (Woodward, Joanne)]
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