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  •  Is The Governor A Borderline Personality Disorder? (6+ / 0-)

    From a recent diary....

    Borderline Personality Disorder: Heroic Martyr or Emotional Vampire?

    I think the Governor is a BPD when he takes over his new group by assassinating its leader. He has a heart to heart with his victim's brother, and the governor talks about how their father used to beat them half to death, and that's how they bond.  That's a very typical BPD behavior. After he kills the leader and dumps his body in the lake, the brother asks if the group will believe their story about how the leader was killed by zombies.  The Governor says:
    People believe what they want to believe.
    They love a hero.
    Again, that is such a BPD view of life.

    He decides that he'll kill anyone, and he he justifies that by saying he is doing it to protect his adopted family, whose daughter reminds him of his dead little girl.  Isn't this what the BPD boss or coworker does at work?  They are willing to eliminate anyone because they are freeing up resources for their own family.  A rational creative person would think about growing the pie instead, but the BPD probably knows deep in their hearts that they can't increase productivity.

    Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness. -Pascal

    by bernardpliers on Mon Dec 02, 2013 at 07:10:45 PM PST

    •  Robert Kirkland... (1+ / 0-)
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      Wrote two Walking Dead novels that go in deep into the Governor's backstory.   Little of that was incorporated into the show, but in the first novel, The Rise of The Governor, the title character is the complete opposite of what he is in the show.  He's basically a sniveling coward who only survives because of his super baddass brother. That brother dies and the Governor makes a vow to atone for his weaknesses by taking on the persona of his baddass brother.  Make of that what you will.

    •  I'm leaning towards sociopath (0+ / 0-)

      His taking of the name "Brian Hariot" looked deliberate to me. He saw the name on a wall and all the people who loved Brian, so he took the name for himself consciously. He didn't slip into thinking he was really Brian Hariot, as far as I could tell. He even burned the picture of his dead wife and daughter in an effort to hide his past. And he's always been really overboard with the violence. The way he hacked at Hershel was telling - it revealed that he didn't change as much as he had led people to believe. I think it was all an act.

      Is fheàrr fheuchainn na bhith san dùil

      by bull8807 on Tue Dec 03, 2013 at 09:36:21 AM PST

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