Dissociation identity disorder is extremely complex in the way it manifests. In our work, we look at man as body, soul, and spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:23). Based on this foundation, we have observed three main types of fragmentation.
This is the most common type of fragmentation. These are pieces of soul that have split in order to cope with trauma. They are essentially pieces of consciousness. They can exist at different stages across the dissociative continuum referenced to HERE. Not every soul fragment in a person with dissociative identity disorder will necessarily exist as a fully self-aware alternate personality state (alter). In people that do not have dissociative identity disorder, they are still exhibiting soul fragmentation in varying degrees. There is a spectrum of severity and significance when it comes to soul fragmentation.