Below you can read an example of Victimization Sequelae’s morbid hatred at abusers.
As it was written by my very very nice and intellectual host at his blog posts today (my host Samo is extremely proud of the fact that the extremely morbid hatred at abusers was not expressed by him, by the way), the driving force behind every “personality” switch is avoidance of an extreme emotion (and the emphasis is on extreme, not emotion itself!).
However, he will have to let me at least quote “An Open Letter to the Wikipedia “editor” of DID article” in which another alter (he later was allowed to have his own blog) whose extreme emotions were triggered by what he saw at Wikipedia article on DID.
He expressed what he felt like doing afterwards:
only proceed with the maximum caution
expressing extremely morbid hatred at abusers and towards people who publicly make it harder for dissociation sufferers to 1. understand what is it happening to them, 2. acknowledge it, 3. get helped for it (not something similar or completely different, like for example, hysteria or psychosis etc, but for DID)
triggering – last warning!
So, DreamGuy, you are publicly making it harder for dissociation sufferers to be able to achieve all three things, huh?
I could sue you for what you are doing publicly, denying DID and telling the sufferers that they only pretend to have parts that contain the extreme responses to victimization!
Will I sue you DreamGuy? No!!!!! I want you to suffer the way DIDers had to suffer prior to becoming DIDers, the way they suffered you will!!!!!! Then I will tell you that what you are experiencing it’s just pretending ha ha ha ha
Get ready – Dreaming Guy – to wake up into a living night mare!!!!! ha ha ha ha ha
You will be glad to become dissociative yourself in order to cope with the nightmare I will turn your dream life into!
It’s not a matter of (Neutral) Point of View that you are hiding behind at Wikipedia, no, it is now a matter of life and death, death in your case …. ha ha ha ha
Get ready DreamGuy to pay for it!
I am an expert in making you suffer up to the point where you will dissociate because my abusers have made me one ha ha ha ha welcome to the dissociative paradise!
I have nothing to lose – I have lost myself long long ago ha ha ha ha ha
I will track you down and that scientist who claims that child sexual abuse has no clinically significant consequences and will rape you both ha ha ha ha ha
and you won’t be able to tell anyone ‘cos I will do it so that it will look like as if you wanted to happen, anyway ha ha ha ha ha
and you will be so humiliated that you will want to commit suicide ha ha ha ha ha
No mercy for those assisting abusers the way you do it publicly!
In our country after the war the pro-Nazi quislings and people like you who allied with the aggressors/abusers were butchered and thrown into the abysses/mine holes, you deserve to have the same fate ha ha ha ha ha
End of quote.
This is an example of expression of extremely morbid hatred contained within one of my alters and put down on the paper and then transcribed and quoted here in order to integrate him with the rest of our alters so that he would not need to direct the triggered hatred toward ourselves with suicidal ideation, self-injury etc
We thank our alter for keeping those emotions away from us for such a long time and welcome him in our midst because we feel this is the only way the extreme emotions can be transformed into something creative and non-threatening to others and ourselves. Thanks again, unnamed alter!
wow said my inner child.
“Wow”, repeated my host… others as well expressed their gratitude for letting the emotions being transformed through (creative) writing, letting them the Light to replace the darkness where they were hiding so long unacknowledged by us.
We are sorry that we weren’t able to get help to do it sooner.
But better late than never, we suppose :)
Somebody want to cry from being moved now. Cry, baby, cry says a soothing “voice” of Love.
Below is an excerpt from the Frank Ochberg’s webpage:
Proposed Diagnostic Criteria for Victimization Sequelae Syndrome/Disorder
A. The experience (or witnessing) of one or more episodes of physical violence or psychological abuse or of being coerced into sexual activity by another person.
B. The development of at least (number to be determined) of the following symptoms (not present before the victimization experiences):
1. A generalized sense of being ineffective in dealing with one’s environment that is not limited to the victimization experience (e.g., generalized passivity, lack of assertiveness, or lack of confidence in one’s own judgment).
2. The belief that one has been permanently damaged by the victimization experience (e.g., a sexually abused child or rape victim believing that he or she will never be attractive to others).
3. Feeling isolated or unable to trust or to be intimate with others.
4. Over inhibition of anger or excessive expression of anger.
5. Inappropriate minimizing of the injuries that were inflicted.
6. Amnesia for the victimization experiences.
7. Belief that one deserved to be victimized, rather than blaming the perpetrator.
8. Vulnerability to being revictimized.
9. Adopting the distorted beliefs of the perpetrator with regard to interpersonal behavior (e.g., believing that it is OK for parents to have sex with their children, or that it is OK for a husband to beat his wife to keep her obedient).
10. Inappropriate idealization of the perpetrator.
C. Duration of the disturbance of at least one month.
Victimization Symptoms: A Distinct Subcategory of Traumatic Stress
1. Shame: Deep embarrassment, often characterized as humiliation or mortification.
2. Self-blame: Exaggerated feelings of responsibility for the traumatic event, with guilt and remorse, despite obvious evidence of innocence.
3. Subjugation: Feeling belittled, dehumanized, lowered in dominance, and powerless as a direct result of the trauma.
4. Morbid hatred: Obsessions of vengeance and preoccupation with hurting or humiliating the perpetrator, with or without outbursts of anger or rage.
5. Paradoxical gratitude: Positive feelings toward the victimizer ranging from compassion to romantic love, including attachment but not necessarily identification. The feelings are usually experienced as ironic but profound gratitude for the gift of life from one who has demonstrated the will to kill. (Also known as pathological transference and/or Stockholm syndrome).
6. Defilement: Feeling dirty, disgusted, disgusting, tainted, “like spoiled goods,” and in extreme cases, rotten and evil.
7. Sexual inhibition: Loss of libido, reduced capacity for intimacy, more frequently associated with sexual assault.
8. Resignation: A state of broken will or despair, often associated with repetitive victimization or prolonged exploitation, with markedly diminished interest in past or future.
9. Second injury or second wound: Revictimization through participation in the criminal justice, health, mental health, and other systems.
10. Socioeconomic status downward drift: Reduction of opportunity or life-style, and increased risk of repeat criminal victimization due to psychological, social, and vocational impairment.