The question of whether or not knowing more than one language can benefit an individual in more than a communicative sense has always been speculated. Bilinguals tend to portray a deeper sense of word choice being that they must deliberate between both of their languages. However, this notion has been challenged by many and some have conducted research that ultimately denominates bilinguals as a more mentally conflicted group. They are said to be easily perplexed when reading as well as communicating between languages due to the mixing of words and phrases in both.
Therefore, children and adults' cognitive abilities are thwarted when compared to monolinguals. This correlation between language acquisition and how it could potentially affect performance in school may lead to some to steer away from bilingualism. Moreover, some scholarly works also bring attention to the "split personality" aspect that bilingualism instills. Some have propagated the notion that people who can speak more than one language are burdened with the arbitrary lifestyle of someone who has to change their behavior when confronted in different dialects. If said declarations were true, it would justify for many complications of individuals in regards to their relationship with their families as well as society in general. However, when taking into account personal experiences of bilingual individuals as well as other scholarly works, these not yet set in stone assumptions are immediately challenged and subjugated to further research.