Patrick Bateman

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In this movie the character in question is Patrick Bateman, who is a wealthy New York investment vice president who conceals his alternate psychopathic ego from his fellow workers and friends as he grows deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies. Patrick 's life revolves around dining at expensive restaurants, wearing fancy suits to work, keeping up these appearances for his finance Evelyn and his work associates, most of whom who he despises. He works for a company called Pierce and Peirce, a major financial firm owned by his father. He talks about how hate his job but when asked why he does not just quit, he says he just wants to fit in with other people. Every morning, Patrick performs certain routines like exercises and facial…show more content…
He gets angry every time his fellow workers talk about their co-worker Paul Allen’ card because how well designed and expensive it costs. When watching this movie, I wondered why Patrick Bateman was envious of Paul Allen. If his dad owned the company, then getting a better designed card should not be a problem to man that lives a lavish lifestyle. As the movie goes on, Patrick goes home after work but uses the alley way where he sees a homeless man and his dog. He gives the man the impression that he was trying to help me out by giving me some money but brings out a knife and kills both the man and his dog exhibiting a psychotic behavior. From the workplace to his personal life, Patrick expresses behaviors and thoughts which could identify him as having both Narcissistic and Borderline personality disorder. According to our text, it described the Narcissistic personality disorder as patterns on self-evaluations and see dependency on others as weak and threatening. Borderline personality disorder as a pattern of instability in self-image, mood and interpersonal relationships and marked impulsivity; transient dissociates states; highly reactive to real or imagined…show more content…
Most mornings, Patrick and his fellow workers rant about their business cards, brag about who has the better complimentary business card. Patrick sometimes has the upper hand but when his card is regarded not good enough or another worker 's card is preferred to his, he feels threatened following his sudden increase rage and profuse sweating. Secondly, in my opinion his elevated anger when it comes to things that can simply be settled peaceful results to be a bigger issue. In the case of his stained shirts at the dry cleaners, Patrick repetitively abuses the workers about their poor job and constantly uses the words “I will kill you” until he is seen by a friend as well as at the bar he still uses these same words. So it is more of psychological problem accompanied by his violent behaviors. Patrick believes he should always get his way with things and if not he feels threatened leading to his intemperate
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