Personality

Our personhood is like a flock of sheep under the guide of a single shepherd. In this analogy, each sheep is an attribute of our person. There is the sheep that is responsible for processing shame through which ones own behavior is moderated. The one that processes justice and entitlement, through which other people’s behavior is kept in check. There is the one that fashions itself as a wizard and processes beliefs, superstitions and threads coincidences into strings of meaning. Hundreds of other sheep such as these make up our personality. A split personality, therfore, is merely a one who’s shepherd is overrun by the sheep, perhaps even bullied by them. Each taking their own turn to fashion themselves as the shepherd and leader of the flock. To solve this problem, the shepherd must be graced with an assistant and helper from the external world. This person must be her advocate and build fences around the sheep in order to contain them until control is given back to the shepherd. ~ From The Fractal Order By HC Mehdi –

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