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The spectrum of plurality
It's hard to know where the line falls between singlet and median, and
between median and full multiple (term 'multiple' used from now on to
avoid confusion, with plural as a blanket term for the spectrum).
Clearly there doesn't need to be a line, or, there shouldn't, but it's
never quite that simple, and how does one label oneselves within plural
One example is the Annat group, which has two members, A and S. A is
the person most people see as the fronter, with S taking front in
situations of extreme stress, when A cannot. The rest of the time, they
are pretty much blended into one, with occasional spurts of an idea
from S (the lead in the blend appears to be A). How would this be
labelled? The two of them don't get memory gaps, although they do get
'fogginess', and there is a distinct sense of different typing. This
was picked up on primarily as their partners are both varying levels of
plural, and spotted a distinct difference in typing and attitudes. This
seems relatively median, yet a lot of the time they interact as a
singlet, whilst co-fronting.
For us, we have always considered ourselves to be a full species of
plural, but this has fallen into question recently. We interact in our
own "world", and that has one point of access to the front. When a
group of singlets meet up, they can speak in a language, and understand
each other, but there is no sharing of thoughts. It is like that on the
inside, we can communicate vocally, using subtext and body language.
Does this make us multiple, or median, or somewhere in between? Some
say that to be fully multiple you should be unable to communicate
without using paper in the Earth world, others don't.
It means a lot to me, at least, to be a 'full' multiple, just as it
does for someone to come and visit our group (if such a thing is
possible). It would feel like a validation, like our experiences were
real, and valid, and we are people, because in this world where there
are so few rights for multiples, it can be invalidating.
But I digress.
What is a singlet anyway?
I describe myself as a singlet in a multiple system, because, well, I /am/.
I don't have anyone sharing my head, I share a head with a group of people, sure, but I have my own private head.
I don't hear voices (or, y'know, that's another story, and one that won't be told here)
Multiplicity is difficult, the spectrum confusing, we need to take care that everyone is validated, or nobody will be
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