Idea promted by BeautyDeep. Thank you!
Singlet– a body with only one person in it, the “default” concept of a person.
Member of a multiple system– (multiple from here forward, though they should be referred to as a member of a multiple system) is a person who shares a body with other, independent people.
Median– a body which falls between these two. They have multiple people in one body but “they’re all really so-and-so”. This is NOT true of multiples, and they find it insulting for people to tell them this.
I am a median. I realized it early to mid July of this year when I experienced a walk-in or fictive, that is a person from a fictional world. Needless to say, I was extremely surprised!
This made me question myself and I realized what had labeled as facets and mood swings, were actually real people, all connected by a sense of “me-ness”. Muse (my walk-in) does not feel like “me”, she does not share this sense of “me-ness”, the textural fingerprint in “my” ideas and thoughts.
So in a sense I am both a median and a multiple.