multiple personality: split personality; a mental condition in which a person experiences him/herself as two or more different people, differently named, and with major extremes in behavior and life-style, each dissociated from the other, with variable degrees of overlap and shared memory or mutual amnesia Paraphilic sex crimes are commonly committed in a fugue-like, or dual-personality state Transvestophiles have a male and a female personality. See also dissociate; fugue; personality; schizophrenia.

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