If you have D.I.D. you’ll know what an Inner World is. But for those who have never heard of it, here is an explanation:
An Inner World is basically a place inside the mind of a person with D.I.D. where the Alter Personalities “live” when they are not Fronting. The Outer World is everything we see, hear and touch around us, but the Inner World is purely in the mind. It can be as plain or fantastical as a System wants it to be. I’ve heard of some Systems only having a black void, and other Systems have an entire universe or multiverse inside their minds. It really is only limited by imagination.
The main purpose of having an Inner World, like I said, is a place for the Alters to live when they aren’t Fronting. But also, it seems to help with System stability and cohesion to have one. It’s not a requirement, but it does seem to help Systems to grow, develop and work on communication better. It really doesn’t matter what a System’s Inner World looks like at the end of the day, as long as it’s something everyone agrees with and likes.
We have agreed to share a picture of our Inner World. We’ve had several over the years, but this is the one we have now and it seems to suit us.
Hope you like our Inner World drawing :) Thanks for reading!