My Multiple Person “Disorder”/ The 3 Versions of Me You’re Likely To Meet

All good blogs start with an introduction to the person writing it. This is what constitutes as mine.

It’s a frequently asked question; why I’m so different. I have learnt to take all criticism as compliments of a sort and even (try to) like them. But this one, I genuinely love.

Every day, when I wake up, I undergo a personality change, depending on how I’ve slept and sometimes, on what happens as soon as I wake.

If I slept well after a day wherein I’ve achieved most of the things I set out to, I am happy. If I don’t, I’m not.

Now to the persons. My name is Obianuju (for those who don’t know), so all the names I’ll use, will be three-letter consecutive derivatives from that name. To wit:

Obi, Anu and Uju

Obi– Subtle, demure, QUIET. This is the girl so many people meet. The one so divergent from Anu and Uju that some people have concluded that we could not be the same. Usually found in class, in places where people are yelling other than churches (she doesn’t like to shout), at Penguin school dinners but strangely, hardly ever at the library. She’s the creative in the family. Almost always attired in a black skirt or a dress of dark colours-  penguin regulations. She loves to write, hardly talks, and is more lethargic than the rest.


I transform into Anu when I’m upset. Stepping on my shoes, I’d remain Obi or Uju. Screaming at me, yelling to the air insults meant for me, polarizing my time on trivial things when I’m busy, asking me questions when I just want to eat, screaming so your saliva sprays on my newly washed hair, criticising endlessly; I transform from quiet and demure or crazy and happy, into angry and all-too-ready to say something I’ll later regret. So I usually just shut up and glare like my life depends on it.


Mad, in a single word.

Found; on hair washing days (I love to wash my hair), on some holidays, around family and friends, on days when the moin- moin in Penguin School is not sloppily cooked and actually looks appetizing. When flies are not buzzing in the hostel, when she has finished her exams, at church, in the library, when everyone around is happy with her, whenever she is complimented and no snide comments have been directed to her in a while. Creative as well, this shows in the photographs she will take, and the ears she will cause to be closed by her admittedly terrifying voice. Too energetic for her own good, she works it out by running or walking really fast around nice young people (who later get the idea that she has a crush on them).

Now you know.

A picture guide; for further clarification:







NB: To forestall the mischief makers, whatever trait I exhibit, I’m still Obianuju.


22 thoughts on “My Multiple Person “Disorder”/ The 3 Versions of Me You’re Likely To Meet

  1. Personality disorder is my escape route too. When l don’t want to do or feel smth, l switch. I have not sat to count my ‘selves’ though

  2. I am quiet. I talk without ceasing. I’m shy. I’m the loudest in a hangout. I love being by myself. I love having people around. I’m nice (even I know it). I spew sarcasm (I gave up trying to change. I did try). I used to be worried all these couldn’t be me but I also gave up worrying.

    One of the interesting times is when two or more people describe you, say in a gathering, and all contradict themselves. It does feel good. Not sure if that’s good or not. #shrugs

    Meanwhile, Obi doesn’t wear contacts though. I imagine If you were to go from Obi to Anu.

    *theme song playing*
    While looking at the object of annoyance, you slowly close and open your eyes…
    *contacts automatically falls in place*

    I’ll skip along now…Errr before I do.

    Other than running/walking fast around nice young people, do you walk, jog or run? For leisure? Exercise?

  3. Hahah! Guess we all do have our alter- egos. Nice to meet ya! Officially, that is. You are a writer indeed (yes, there’s just something about ’em writers..) and I totally like your blog.

    Cheers! 🙂

  4. Now the personality trait is rather amusing in a way. Lol
    I hope to always come across the Obianuju i met live and the comforting hugs
    Thanks for the following of my current blog.
    PS: I recently completely lost the former blog, it was painful but i gotta move on

    1. Yes it is very amusing, thank you.
      I hope you do, indeed.
      You’re welcome, David Pebbles is very interesting. Thanks for writing it.

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