A Slimp is like a shadow-self, invisible to everyone but its owner, who sees it in the reflected world. It is generally manageable, more a nuisance than anything. Many people have led normal, happy lives, keeping their Slimp in check by removing any and all mirrors and reflective devices.
There have, however, been examples of Slimps overtaking their owners and becoming very dangerous indeed. Almost like a monster version of them. When this happens there is little help for the owner, who becomes a slave to the Slimp's will.
Unfortunately to kill the Slimp would be to kill the owner, they are so enmeshed.