T brought up this subject again this week, so I have gone off reading again to remind myself what it means. It relates to a developmental 'split' into parts of the personality. There are many different names for these 'parts' but it is important not to get hung up on that. It is the concept that is more important.

My understanding is that as a protective mechanism from an overwhelming childhood, you split into an 'Apparently Normal' part (ANP) and an 'Emotional' part (EP). The ANP learns…

Structural Dissociation