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fall_family Added references to other plurality glossaries at the bottom.
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 **[[fronting|Front]]** – Control over the shared body. This act is called "​fronting"​. Likewise, you may have [[cofronting|"​co-fronting"​]],​ where there is more than one. **[[fronting|Front]]** – Control over the shared body. This act is called "​fronting"​. Likewise, you may have [[cofronting|"​co-fronting"​]],​ where there is more than one.
  
-**[[gateway_system|Gateway System]]** – a specific kind of system where the people who front are residents of an inner-world/​other-world.+**[[gateway_system|Gateway System]]** – a specific kind of system where the system members originate from others worlds, often traveling back and forth between that world and their innerworld
  
 **[[systemmate|Headmate / Systemmate / Insider]]** – A member of a plural system. Please don't use the words [[alter_personality|"​alter"​]] or [[alter_personality|"​personality"​]] unless someone explicitly tells you to do so. **[[systemmate|Headmate / Systemmate / Insider]]** – A member of a plural system. Please don't use the words [[alter_personality|"​alter"​]] or [[alter_personality|"​personality"​]] unless someone explicitly tells you to do so.
  
-**[[headspace|Inner-world / Other-world / Headspace]]** – A place that members of a system may reside and/or visit. "Inner world" and "​headspace"​ are more common in the larger community. "Other world" is nice because it doesn'​t have any implication about where it's located.+**[[headspace|Inner-world / Other-world / Headspace ​/ Wonderland]]** – A place that members of a system may reside and/or visit. "Inner world" and "​headspace"​ are more common in the larger community. "Other world" is nice because it doesn'​t have any implication about where it's located.
  
 **[[integration|Integration / Fusion / Merging]]** – Two or more system members combining together to form one member, whether temporarily or permanently ("​integration"​ and "​fusion"​ generally refer to permanent mergings). Merging is also used to indicate a more complete form of [[blending]]. Many therapists think that merging all members of a system together will make for a happy and functional [[singlet]]. While this does work for some systems or partial integration may be necessary for some systems, it does not work and/or is not desirable for other systems. For the latter, this can be because it doesn'​t last indefinitely,​ may hurt healthy functioning,​ lead to feelings of loss, etc. or just otherwise not be desired (many systems see integrating with their systemmates as akin to killing them). **[[integration|Integration / Fusion / Merging]]** – Two or more system members combining together to form one member, whether temporarily or permanently ("​integration"​ and "​fusion"​ generally refer to permanent mergings). Merging is also used to indicate a more complete form of [[blending]]. Many therapists think that merging all members of a system together will make for a happy and functional [[singlet]]. While this does work for some systems or partial integration may be necessary for some systems, it does not work and/or is not desirable for other systems. For the latter, this can be because it doesn'​t last indefinitely,​ may hurt healthy functioning,​ lead to feelings of loss, etc. or just otherwise not be desired (many systems see integrating with their systemmates as akin to killing them).
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 **[[plurality|Plural / Multiple]]** – a state of having more than one person/​consciousness in a body. **[[plurality|Plural / Multiple]]** – a state of having more than one person/​consciousness in a body.
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 +**[[Polyfragmented]]** - a type of plurality where systems are composed of a large number of fragments which combine to create headmates. ​ Fell out of popular use and the medical literature after the 80s.
  
 **[[projection|Projection]]** – Physically hallucinating the presence of a system member in [[outerworld]]. Can range from simply “feeling” the presence of a system member nearby, to physically hearing a system member when they speak, to being able to see and touch a system member like one would with a physical person. **[[projection|Projection]]** – Physically hallucinating the presence of a system member in [[outerworld]]. Can range from simply “feeling” the presence of a system member nearby, to physically hearing a system member when they speak, to being able to see and touch a system member like one would with a physical person.
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 **[[reflector|Reflector]]** – The person in charge of the body at any given time that is reflecting back in what is seen & heard outside of the body. Also referred to as front, front runner. **[[reflector|Reflector]]** – The person in charge of the body at any given time that is reflecting back in what is seen & heard outside of the body. Also referred to as front, front runner.
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 +**[[servitor|Servitor]]** – A non-sentient [[thoughtform]] (contrast with a [[tulpa]]) created with the purpose of automating or assisting with a certain task – these tasks can be both mental and physical, by way of having the servitor control the body. Essentially a highly refined and elaborate autopilot – can be likened to a method in a computer program.
  
 **[[singlet|Singlet]]** – someone who is not part of a plural system; a single person in a single body. **[[singlet|Singlet]]** – someone who is not part of a plural system; a single person in a single body.
  
 **[[soulbond|Soulbond / Muse / Living Character]]** – A system member originating from a strong connection to and having the identity of a fictional character, from the work of someone either inside or outside the system, or a person in [[outerworld]] (living or dead). The former are known as [[fictive|fictives]],​ and the latter are known as [[factive|factives]]. Some [[tulpa|natural tulpas]] could be considered soulbonds. **[[soulbond|Soulbond / Muse / Living Character]]** – A system member originating from a strong connection to and having the identity of a fictional character, from the work of someone either inside or outside the system, or a person in [[outerworld]] (living or dead). The former are known as [[fictive|fictives]],​ and the latter are known as [[factive|factives]]. Some [[tulpa|natural tulpas]] could be considered soulbonds.
-**[[system|System]]** – a neutral term referring to a body that is plural. Or more precisely, to the group that resides in it. 
  
 **[[split|Splitting]]** – The process by which one system member splits into two or more members, each having a distinct identity. The process often involves a change in the personality of all members created from the split, distinct from the original member, and can occur in a plural system member or a [[singlet]]. It should be noted that not all splits are a product of trauma, and that a split can be voluntarily invoked. **[[split|Splitting]]** – The process by which one system member splits into two or more members, each having a distinct identity. The process often involves a change in the personality of all members created from the split, distinct from the original member, and can occur in a plural system member or a [[singlet]]. It should be noted that not all splits are a product of trauma, and that a split can be voluntarily invoked.
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 **[[subsystem|Subsystem]]** – A system within a system – nested plurality. Can refer to a member of a system who is [[median]], but has non-[[median]] systemmates,​ or systemmates who share a [[headspace]] body much as systems share an [[outerworld body]], etc. **[[subsystem|Subsystem]]** – A system within a system – nested plurality. Can refer to a member of a system who is [[median]], but has non-[[median]] systemmates,​ or systemmates who share a [[headspace]] body much as systems share an [[outerworld body]], etc.
  
-**[[switch|Switching]]** – Changing who is in control of the [[outerworld]] body ([[fronting]])). May or may not be noticeable from the outside.+**[[switch|Switching]]** – Changing who is in control of the [[outerworld]] body ([[fronting]]). May or may not be noticeable from the outside.
  
 **[[sychronocitor|Sychronocitor]]** – coordinate the feelings and thoughts in reference to events that have taken place. Especially events that seem they may have happened or perhaps should have happened. ​ **[[sychronocitor|Sychronocitor]]** – coordinate the feelings and thoughts in reference to events that have taken place. Especially events that seem they may have happened or perhaps should have happened. ​
  
-**[[system|System]]** – A set of people sharing one body and acting as a plural ​groupwhich may or may not include a [[headspace]].+**[[system|System]]** – A neutral term referring to body that is plural, ​or the group of people who share it. May or may not include a [[headspace]].
  
-**[[thoughtform|Thoughtform]]** – Referring to a system member created by another member of the system. Encompasses [[tulpa|tulpas]],​ but also non-sentient [[fragment|fragments/​shards]] and entities like servitors.+**[[thoughtform|Thoughtform]]** – Referring to a system member created by another member of the system. Encompasses [[tulpa|tulpas]],​ but also non-sentient [[fragment|fragments/​shards]] and entities like [[servitor|servitors]].
  
 **[[traumagenic|Traumagenic]]** – Originating from trauma. An adjective that can refer to a system as a whole, a subsystem, or some fraction of the members of a plural system. Meant as a replacement for the problematic term //​trauma-based//​. **[[traumagenic|Traumagenic]]** – Originating from trauma. An adjective that can refer to a system as a whole, a subsystem, or some fraction of the members of a plural system. Meant as a replacement for the problematic term //​trauma-based//​.
  
-**[[tulpa|Tulpa]]** – A [[thoughtform]] (created [[systemmate]]) who is a full person as opposed to a non-sentient [[fragment|fragment/​shard]]. Can be created by a [[singlet]] or a member of an existing plural system including another tulpa. There are three varieties. //​Deliberate tulpas// are those who were made deliberately. //​Accidental tulpas// were tulpas made by someone listening too hard inside and the brain generating someone spontaneously in response. //Natural tulpas// are imaginary friends, daydream characters, dream characters, etc. who come to life (substantial overlap with [[soulbond|soulbonds]].+**[[tulpa|Tulpa]]** – A [[thoughtform]] (created [[systemmate]]) who is a full person as opposed to a non-sentient [[fragment|fragment/​shard]] such as a [[servitor]]. Can be created by a [[singlet]] or a member of an existing plural system including another tulpa. There are three varieties. //​Deliberate tulpas// are those who were made deliberately. //​Accidental tulpas// were tulpas made by someone listening too hard inside and the brain generating someone spontaneously in response. //Natural tulpas// are imaginary friends, daydream characters, dream characters, etc. who come to life (substantial overlap with [[soulbond|soulbonds]].
  
 **[[walkin|Walk-in]]** – A system member who simply shows up in the system out of the blue, possibly from elsewhere. Can be [[fictive]],​ [[factive]],​ or neither. May be human or [[otherkin]]. Walk-ins may become permanent system members, or may ‘walk back out’ of their own accord and leave the system without a trace. **[[walkin|Walk-in]]** – A system member who simply shows up in the system out of the blue, possibly from elsewhere. Can be [[fictive]],​ [[factive]],​ or neither. May be human or [[otherkin]]. Walk-ins may become permanent system members, or may ‘walk back out’ of their own accord and leave the system without a trace.
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