Will be varied. There are several types of transference issues. Transference
occurs when the client responds to their therapist or support person based on some significant childhood figure. Transference may also occur where the response to the support person is based on several different important figures from different points in the system’s past. The alter system may also transfer feelings that should be directed toward their abusers and internalize it. In other words, they treat themselves based on some significant person in their past. (And then if this isn’t enough, many therapists end up having transferences provoked by someone in the system. This has a high chance of happening because alter behavior is so exaggerated, and there are so many different kinds of alters in a system, there is a likelihood one of them will trigger the therapist. This is called "countertransference".) Because an alter system is like a city full of people (with lots of children, a large number of contradictory transference issues maybe going on atone time. Let’s say Sally is a multiple going for therapy from therapist Betty. One child alter of Sally’s system may see Betty as one of her past Mother-of-Darkness abusers. Another may see her as their abusive natural mother. Another may see her as a former sexual partner. Another may see her as the programmer. Another may see her as this wonderful kind teacher that the system had in high school. The therapist barely knows at first if she is coming or going, because so many alters are interpreting and seeing her differently but all in the light of their varied past experiences.