Character Analysis: A Beautiful Mind

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BACKGROUND OF THE CHARACTER WITH DISORDER John Nash is the subject of the film “A Beautiful Mind.” At the beginning, it was portrayed that he arrives at Princeton soon after the end of the Second World War. As soon as he attended the lecture, his professor said "Mathematicians won the war. Mathematicians broke the Japanese codes and built the A-bomb. Mathematicians like you." Nash felt denigrated with the statement thrown by his professor. Though he was offered a single room in his college, his roommate, Charles, a literature student, greets him as he moves in and soon becomes his best friend. Nash was known for his antisocial behavior that makes him seem a bit strange and distant from other colleagues at first, and later, it becomes clear…show more content…
Open questions enable the patients to share more about their problems. It is always important to keep in mind that not everyone will open their mouth to tell us their feelings, thoughts or even their problems. Some patients come up with their own values, whereby their thought of seeking for help from mental health professionals indicates that they are in a sophisticated mental problem. Therefore, as a psychologist, it is our role to provide a therapeutic and conducive environment for the patients to talk to us, at the same time, we need to take note of the flow of their speech, face expressions, and gestures. These nonverbal cues may prompt us to ask questions to get a clearer picture of their mental illness, and this may also put the diagnosis at…show more content…
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