Some headlines are just stranger than fiction. This one is messed up; it doesn’t know if it’s reality OR fiction!
It seems a French psychiatrist (Eric Bui) has a question that’s getting published. Hold on to your hat, here’s the question: “Is Anakin Skywalker suffering from borderline personality disorder?”
You’ve GOT to be kidding.
More from the French guy: “Skywalker exhibited six out of the nine BPD criteria…. The minimum for a diagnosis is five.” The French team says it’s because he was separated from his parents at an early age. HELLO? VADER IS A STORYBOOK CHARACTER!
“I believe that psychotherapy would have helped Anakin and might have prevented him from turning to the dark side.” …AND THIS GUY’S GETTING PUBLISHED?
You know what? If a movie villain written by a scruffy, bearded guy can have BPD, maybe I should see if I have it! So I looked it up. I’m nervous studying this, ‘cause if I meet 5 of the 9, that means I will need Two Robots, a Geek, a Hunk, and a Twit to rescue me from the dark side!
|Borderline Personality Disorder||Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader||Elsie / Phoebe|
|Impulsiveness||“I am more powerful than the Chancellor…”||My car turns by itself at garage sale signs.|
|Violent outbursts||“I HAVE YOU NOW!”||n/a – Learned this can lead to reciprocation.|
|Anger management issues||“Commander, tear this ship apart until you find those plans!”||“Why am I the ONLY person who re-fills the TOILET PAPER!!”|
|Illusions of invincibility||He does that paralyzing thing with his fingers.||n/a – Everybody Pwns me.|
|Identity crisis||“Luke. I am your father.”||(Don’t we all??)|
|Manipulative patterns.||“Don’t underestimate the force.”||As a mother, I believe I have perfected this.|
|Uncontrolled emotions.||n/a – Complete control.||I’m perimenopausal!|
|Mood swings.||n/a – Always ticked.||I’m perimenopausal!|
|Self-destructive acts||n/a – Destroys others.||I’m a fatty.|
|Feelings of boredom||“I find your lack of faith disturbing.”||That’s why I’m a fatty.|
|Chaotic relationships||You snooze, you lose!||You should see this place at the Holidays. jk|
|Avoids abandonment||“I won’t lose you the way I lost my mother.”||n/a – I have YOU. hehe|
|Separated from others||He doesn’t even breathe the same air as everybody else.||n/a – People can’t get rid of ME!|
|Bright, witty, funny||n/a – Not particularly bright, even.||Hey: 2 outta 3 ain’t bad!|
|TOTALS||Total of TEN||Total of TEN|
|IT’S A TIE. MOO-ha-ha-ha….|