Living in the movement, nomads have a fluid identity allowing them to adapt to their changing environment. Each new situation reveals a new identity. Interaction with multiple realities requires multiple identities.

The fluid and open identity of nomads relies on the tribe to serve as a point of reference . The tribe is the essence of nomadic existence. Coming back to the
tribe helps nomads to link the multiple to the one.

Schizophrenia is the fragmentation of the the self into a multiplicity of identities. To the nomads, this fragmentation is a strategy for integrating new milieus.