Is it possible for the host to have little to no communication with anyone inside while in the front? I might be a system, I'm currently looking into diagnosis and DID is on the table, yet I don't experiance much communication when I'm present and in the moment, and if I do, I'm not sure how to differentiate my own thoughts from that of alters. Do you have any thoughts on this?
Very common pre-diagnosis!
Communication is something that takes work. It takes a lot of practice and note taking and introspection and documentation. It may even take direction from a therapist to get anywhere with it!
Sometimes internal communication doesnt really kick into gear until external communication is more secure. Some ppl have better luck working internally once an alter has journaled externally or talked to another person on the outside. its sort of like unlocking a door to understanding.
Especially in terms of differentiating self from alters thoughts, it takes a lot a lot a lot of internal listening and taking note of differences in tone and stuff. I still can’t tell most of us apart and often have to ask for help.
(Just for perspective, ive been aware of the system for over two years and i still cant tell any of the children “voices” apart and mix up Karter and Alec’s “voices” a lot too. i can figure out approx age and sometimes like… a gender tone but past that i struggle a lot to tell us apart! karter and i have such similar interests that sometimes its not even worth telling ourselves apart and we jsut chatter like we’re both talking to ourselves and each other at the same time!)