Case Study #9
February 14, 2016
1. I would say that Samara is a dependent neurotic trend. Samara is cold, not poised, and does not have a stable marriage or relationship. Samara is thirty-five, and is not married. She has had quite a few different boyfriends, and does not understand why her boyfriends keep breaking up with her.
2. Samara is a complaint person. Samara feels the need to always be around people, and to be in a relationship, she always needs to feel affection from her boyfriends. She is also always wanting approval from the people in her life, and she feels like she needs to feel wanted by many different people. She never wanted to make her boyfriends unhappy, always wanting to do whatever they felt like doing.
3. The reason for Samara’s neurotic behavior is because of repressed hostility. Samara always feels the need to control, and manipulate others. Samara would never make the decision on where to go to eat, or what she really wanted to do, she would always make the boyfriend decide, and the boyfriends did not like that.
4. No, Samara’s self-image is not an accurate one. She wants to be this perfect girlfriend to her boyfriends, and not be picky about where they go to eat or what they do, but she is actually just making them leave. Samara sees her self-imagine as that of something to be undesirable so she is changing it to be what people want to be around. She also became very agitated with her boyfriends when they would not spend every hour of the day with her.