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Old 05-14-2019, 08:49 AM
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I remember an event from a really popular Swedish drama series where a male character got signs of interest from a woman (who herself turned out to be mentally ill), and then when she started getting jealous of another woman she tried to keep him more and more to herself and then eventually kidnapped him.
He then remained kidnapped for several days until the other woman started wondering where he was, and she eventually found him, but the mentally ill woman then detonated a bomb that severely injured all of them, and herself worst of all (the others got away with an injured arm and a serious long-lasting headache).
She ended up at the hospital with serious burns on her face and then broke out of there, and started looking for the guy again.
Then when she found him at his office, the guy fainted in his chair for a brief moment and then started talking about himself in third person and called himself by another name (which the mentally ill woman apparently fell for).
His entire personality changed into a menacing, sarcastic individual who insisted that his real self was not available, and he also often kept this personality for a little while in front of other people as well (which was obvious from his characteristic low-pitched, threatening voice), which shows that it was a genuine personality change.
This then continued throughout several other episodes, where the mentally ill woman kept visiting his office and asking for the guy (and occasionally getting threatened and mocked by him while he had his alternate personality), until both of them ended up at the mental hospital.

Is this a realistic scenario?
I could imagine that being kidnapped by a crazy person like this and then almost dying in an explosion would mess you up pretty badly.
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:52 AM
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Dissociation IS a defense mechanism, at least according to Freud.
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