A while ago, I heard of the book Sybil Exposed, about how the book Sybil is supposedly incorrect. In order to get a better understanding on that book whenever I get ahold of it, I figured I should reread Sybil by Flora Rheta Schrieber, since I haven’t read it since high school psychology.
Luckily, my aunt was giving away her copy.
Sybil is the supposedly-true story of a woman with multiple personalities. . . 16 of them. This causes her life to be disjointed, with many lapses in time that Sybil can’t make up for. She loses friends, seems moody, all because of the various personalities that take over when Sybil can’t cope.
But why can’t she cope?
Sybil came from a very disturbed family, where her mother subjected her to some disgusting and horrific experiences.
Disassociating was Sybil’s way of coping.
While there are many people who disagree that the Sybil case was accurate and/or believe that the doctor in charge of her case made missteps, it cannot be doubted that the Sybil story is moving, interesting, and unique, which always makes a great read.
What are your thoughts on Sybil/multiple personalities? Have you read it?