We all love cartoons and their weird way of acting. But if we were to be told to act the way they do, we will automatically find it uncouth and crazy. If we try to analyze some of these characters, the conclusion we will have is that, they have mental disorders.
Here are 10 cartoon characters that have psychological disasters:
10. Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown is an optimistic boy in Peanuts, a popular comic show. He is always overcome with his thoughts of his own shortcomings. Thoughts of insecurity make him think that people are always picking on him even when they are not thus making him avoid people and not have close friends at all. This comic lovely boy might be suffering from what we call Avoidant Personality Disorder
9. Hulk – Bruce Banner
This is a superhero by Marvel Comics. He is Bruce Banner, a monster of a scientist. Some of the disorders he suffers include anger issues, what could be referred to as, Intermittent Explosive Disorder and Multiple personality Disorder or Dissociative personality Disorder which is portrayed when he tries to have other people’s personalities. Before Professor Hulk existed, he tried to be Guilt Hulk, Green Hulk and Gray Hulk at the same time.
Despicable Me has this characters, the Minions who are always getting curious and goofing about everything around them. They are easily distracted by anything even the strangest of them all. They always want to have fun, but they will always act on impulse and their eyes turn shiny and have the inability to control themselves making them adorable and everyone wanting to keep them as pets if they had their way. What this character is suffering from is what we call Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
7. Chuckie Finster
This is a character on Rugrats, who is scared of everything. This is a toddler, dressed in loose clothes and freckles with red hair and bespectacled but always scared of everything. It might seem normal for a toddle to get scared but then, Chuckie has his comfort zones and only gets nervous when he is removed from his comfort zones. He is suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder
6. Calvin – schizophrenia
This is a 6 year old boy who acts in the famous comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. Hobbes is a stuffed tiger whom Calvin believes comes to life when everyone else is not around. To Calvin, Hobbes surfaces to help him complete science projects, fight enemies, and reflect upon philosophies of life. What this boy Calvin is suffering from is referred to as schizophrenia as he hallucinates about huge adventures with his tiger friend.
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5. Batman / Bruce Wayne
Batman is a lead character in the comic book series by DC Comics who has an alter ego Bruce Wayne. He shows tendencies of suffering from Schizoid Personality Disorder as well as Schizotypal Personality Disorder. This is depicted in his inability to maintain long term relationships. Having witnessed his parents’ death, he suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, thus making him even Depressive. Hiding his real identity, he breaks the laws by taking crazy risks, thus showing Anti Social tendencies. He has Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders to his diagnostic list.
This is a character is one of the most fascinating Disney Princesses who has big dreams, undying love and innocent beauty. The Little Mermaid, Ariel has some disorders which are displayed in her acting. Apart from her extreme behavior by changing herself into another species in order to be with it due to its good looks and her hoarding habit which is harmless, she is so attached to so many unnecessary things which she has filled in her cave yet she has no use for them. She is suffering from Disposophobia.
3. Dora Marquez
Dora the Explorer is a 7 year old who acts in educational children’s cartoon show. She is adventurous and jolly with an obsession for travelling. She adventures into risky journeys of a person her age and gets lost and in order to cope with the stress this brings her, she forgets about it. She is always in the imaginative world where she imagines friends and hallucinates and puts a face to every object she sees. Her going on trips and forgetting all about them symbolizes a psychological problem, Dissociative Fugue. Her hearing of voices and hallucination depicts that she is suffering from Paranoid Schizophrenia.
This is tiny boy from Dexter’s Laboratory is very annoying to his sister Dee Dee. If observed carefully, you will see that he has Asperger’s Syndrome, which is depicted by his repetitive behaviors, struggles with social interactions, and he himself admits that he is unpopular. He also suffers from communication difficulties which is portrayed by the strange accent in his speech.
1. Bugs Bunny
He acts in Looney Tunes who has crazy disguises and funny antics. He has impulsive behaviors and suffers from mood swings which implies that he is suffering from Borderline Personality Disorders.
Many of the cartoon characters have mental disorders and it is this disorders which keeps us entertained and glued on our screens.