Thank you to those who have read the first part of this series, My 100 Strengths, as Said by a Group of Dissociative Trauma Survivors.
And an extra thank you goes out to those of you who have participated in this exercise by adding 10 strengths of your own. That’s much appreciated, and yes, all additional ideas are welcome.
I will continue with the original list before I go on to speak about the new additions.
The first column from the “Many Voice, April 1994” publication listed Strengths 1 – 32. Today, I’ll type the second column of strengths.
33. Get to feel and know different moods
34. Lots of patience
35. Our own inner family
36. Knowing when to be scared
37. Being street-wise
38. Look younger for our age
39. Great and deep caring for others
40. Have other with MPD as friends
41. Made it alive!
42. Alive inside
43. Learning new things
45. Dentist visits dissociated!
46. Having alters inside to call for help
47. Ability to find safe places
48. Knowing ourselves really well
49. Get to play like a child
50. Get group rates
51. Never alone
52. Know a lot about staying alert
53. Safe from enemies
54. Aren’t blind to the underworld
55. Get to be many ages!
57. Are “all the rage” on TV these days
58. Have multi-faceted personalities
59. Survival Skills
60. Always someone to talk to
61. Dissociation can be used for good
63. Self-healing abilities
64. Lots of outside people work to help us
65. Complex people
66. Understand other multiples
67. Pleasured by simple things
68. Inner friends
70. Hold on to the kid in us
Didn’t they come up with some great ideas?!
I was very impressed. 🙂
That is the second column of strengths from the Many Voices publication. I will finish the original list in my next Discussing Dissociation post.
What are 10 of your strengths?
What have you learned or come to appreciate about being dissociative?
Your comments are welcome, of course.
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