Case Study Analysis of Ted Bundy

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A Case Study Analysis of Ted Bundy Introduction A personality disorder can be described as "an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that is extremely inflexible, deviates markedly from the expectations of a person's culture, and causes personal distress or behavioral impairment" (Bernstein, Nietzel, McCauley & Foust, 1997). Such patterns of problems in the personality of an individual can be traced to adolescence or even childhood. People who have been diagnosed with personality disorders demonstrate unswerving and indistinct ways of thinking. They are unclear in expressing their emotions, have problems in controlling their behavior, and have difficulty in interacting with others. People like Ted Bundy, who have antisocial personalities, are capable of maintaining a pretense of self-confidence and charisma. However, they hide a venerable nucleus of fierceness, hostility and trickery with no compassionate feelings towards others (Bernstein, Nietzel, McCauley & Foust, 1997). Ted Bundy: An Analysis of his Disorder Theodore Robert Bundy was not only bright and smart; he was good-looking and elegant. His glowing biography makes it impossible for one to believe that he sought after, raped, and murdered young women just to satisfy his longing to possess and control them. He hunted, sexually molested and killed about thirty six women during 1974-1978. He described himself as the "most cold-hearted son of a bitch you'll ever meet who didn't feel guilt for
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