I've been thinking as to how OSDD-1 (formerly called DDNOS) is related to tulpamancy, if it could even be considered related at all. As someone currently being assessed for it, who has had parts that seemed, to me at least, to blur the line between fully-sentient system members, and more tulpa-like beings.
I realize that not everyone with OSDD-1 would appreciate the comparison, so I'm only speaking for myself here. At least in my experience, I imagine that the end result of creating a tulpa would be something similar to what I experience as far as independence/sentience/distinction goes. My question would be, for those who have been singlet most of their lives and aspired to create a tulpa- how independent is your companion to you? How separate are they from you? Do you consider yourself(ves) median, multiple?
I guess I'm mainly interested in the whole tulpa-creation process. To me, having to "fake it till you make it" so to speak, would feel very taxing. However no disrespect is intended, as again, I fully believe that tulpas/thoughtforms are fully independent and I frankly admire those who have such tenacity as to be able to reinforce a separate entity in their mind.