Renee is a friend ofmine who has a very wide variance in personality. Renee`s personality can changewithin a matter of minutes. She calls me daily with a seemingly innocentconversation. The conversation always starts with simple inquires about thegeneral health of family and friends. Suddenly, as if possessed by some demonicforce, she will insult other people that we both know. She says things that Ipersonally know to be untrue.
When I try to point out what she is doing, sheturns her anger toward me. At any point during a telephone conversation, she canexhibit any one of three different personality aspects. Each of thesepersonality aspects demonstrates individual distinctions. One person can havemultiple personalities. In fact, my friend has three aspects of her personality.
The three are the friend forever, the crybaby, and the rattlesnakepersonalities. The “friend forever” personality is the one with whichI am most familiar. When she displays this personality, she concerns herselfwith others, she is willing to help out, and she always has a dry shoulder toloan for crying. Renee so easily fits into this category.
Most days, she is avery loving and caring individual. She concerns herself with the welfare ofothers. While in this personality, Renee goes out of her way to call Smith -2-and inquire about the health of others. She offers her help in any situation.
She may not be physically able to change a flat tire for a person, but she willhold the light so the person can see how to change the tire for themself. Reneealways has a dry shoulder on which someone can cry without invitation. She willlisten to a friend’s problem for hours without complaint. Renee is the typeperson who will go to the ends of the Earth for a friend.
However, this is onlyone of Renee`s personalities. Unfortunately, she has more than one from which tochoose. The crybaby personality is another of my friends multiple personalities. This personality is the one I find most confusing.
When Renee is in her crybabymodality, she is unsatisfied and depressed, and she complains about everything. I have never seen my friend satisfied when she was being a crybaby. She can be afifty percent winner of the lottery, and she obsesses over the fact that she isnot the sole winner. Renee is a very depressed person.
She often cries withoutrationale. When Renee is being a crybaby, she complains about everything inlife. Someone can offer her a job making millions of dollars per day, and shewill complain about the drive to work. My friend is not always a crybaby. Sometimes she is worse.
The rattlesnake is the least desirable of Renee`spersonalities. She is a real demon with this personality. Renee routinelyinsults others, acts superior, and starts rumors. Renee insults other people forspite. She makes objectionable remarks about their appearance or disposition. She goes out of her way to tell a complete stranger their clothes don`t match.
Renee acts superior towards others. She acts pompous toward a Smith -3- personwho has been her friend for years. While in public, she will snob an old friend. Renee starts rumors without remorse. She tells complete lies about otherindividuals just to see how much trouble she can cause.
She calls the police andtells them someone has stolen her jewelry while the jewelry is still on herperson. Each personality has its own distinctions. If Renee has more than oneaspect to her personality, is it possible that we all have multiple aspects toour personalities? We should all take the time to think about our actions. Someone just may be watching. The someone who might be watching may be inside ofus.