Ted Bundy: Overview of his Life before the Crimes

by Erin Banks While entertaining various theories I am committed to not mythologize Bundy further but instead to base any theories on known facts and evidence. In this post I will explore Bundy’s family history, his birth at the Lund Home For Unwed Mothers in Burlington, Vermont on Nov. 24, 1946, as well as the… Continue reading Ted Bundy: Overview of his Life before the Crimes

The Walking Dead: Rick Grimes’ Evolution into Shane Walsh

by Erin Banks Most viewers agree that Shane Walsh (season 1-2) was a villain while Rick Grimes remains a fan favorite to this day. This, although Rick has progressed into a version of Shane himself throughout the first 6.5 seasons. (Which are all I have watched and can comment on.) It may be easier to… Continue reading The Walking Dead: Rick Grimes’ Evolution into Shane Walsh

White Oleander: A tossed Salad of Psychiatric Disorders

by Erin Banks The movie “White Oleander” features an array of personality and mood disorders and aberrant social behaviors. First and foremost there is Astrid’s (Alison Lohman) mother Ingrid (Michelle Pfeiffer), the classic Narcissist. Her self-entitlement, arrogance and grandiosity are portrayed quite obviously within the first minutes of the movie. She toys with men like… Continue reading White Oleander: A tossed Salad of Psychiatric Disorders

Beauty & The Beast: Stockholm and Lima Syndrome

by Erin Banks Origially published as “La Belle et la Bete“, “The Beauty and the Beast” is an originally French fairy tale written by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve in 1740. It has since become a fairy tale classic in Europe and a large part of the Western hemisphere. In 1993 Disney’s version of this story… Continue reading Beauty & The Beast: Stockholm and Lima Syndrome

Reynard the Fox: Goethe’s Psychopath

by Erin Banks Background The tale of Reynard had been a beloved German folk story, passed on orally for generations, before originally being written down in 1498’s Germany as “Reynke de vos”. It remained a bestseller until the 16th century. But to this day we associate Reynard’s story with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) who… Continue reading Reynard the Fox: Goethe’s Psychopath

Gilmore Girls: Surrounded by Narcissists

by Erin Banks There is no doubt in my mind that Emily and Richard Gilmore of the popular TV show Gilmore Girls are both malignant narcissists. Let’s review their history with daughter Lorelai (their “bad child”), their granddaughter Rory (their “golden child”), as well as their demeanor towards each other and everyone around them: It… Continue reading Gilmore Girls: Surrounded by Narcissists

Game of Thrones: Borderline Personalites

by Erin Banks The World of Ice and Fire is not only a pit of chaos but of many a severe mental disorder. There are the obvious cases of Antisocial Personalities such as Ramsay Bolton, Joffrey Baratheon or Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish. Schizoids like Stannis Baratheon, Covert (Varys, Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen) and Malignant (Tywin Lannister,… Continue reading Game of Thrones: Borderline Personalites