The True Erich Kruger

The True Erich Kruger

  • Submitted By: ctorres
  • Date Submitted: 03/01/2009 4:07 PM
  • Category: Psychology
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The True Erich Kruger
The pupose of this paper is to examine the cause and effects of mental illness in reference to personality disorders. These findings will be applied to the character Erich Kruger in A Cry in the Night.

In the book A Cry In the Night which seems to be a romantic novel turns into a tragedy. This happens when the fact that Erich proves to have Histronic disorder. What first started as a loving and tender relationship turns into an obessive relationship. Erich becomes very controling. He no longer proves to love her at all, but instead shows that he what her all to himself. this becomes very unhealthy and Jenny becomes scared and concerned.She fears him and the love they once had deminished. This disorder is what tear them apart

"Histrionic personality disorder is one of a group of conditions called dramatic personality disorders. People with these disorders have intense, unstable emotions and distorted self-images."-

"Individuals with HPD exaggerate, throw temper tantrums, and cry if they are not the center of attention. Patients with HPD are naive, gullible, have a low frustration threshold, and strong dependency needs."-

Believe that relationships are more intimate than they actually are Blame failure or disappointment on others Constantly seek reassurance or approval Easily influenced by other people Have a low tolerance for frustration or delayed gratification Need to be the center of attention. Overly concerned with their looks Overly dramatic and emotional Overly sensitive to criticism or disapproval Quickly change emotions, which may seem shallow to others-
Personality Style Personality Disorder
Enjoy compliments and praise
Constantly seeks or demands reassurance, approval, or praise...

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