Ted Bundy Personality

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Ted Bundy is one of the well-known notorious serial killers the world has ever seen. There are many movies and books that are inspired by him. He has a huge impact on our society due to the reason that he was able to normally lead his life while murdering and raping his victims. His charm is also another reason why people are curious to find out more about him. It is quite unbelievable how a intelligence and handsome guy like Ted Bundy can turn into a serial killer. Ted Bundy, also known as Theodore Robert Bundy was born on November 24, 1946, in Burlington, Vermont, United States. He was an illegitimate child and to prevent herself from shame, his mother Eleanor Cowell brought Ted Bundy to her parent’s house in Philadelphia. He was raised …show more content…

Bundy had displacement, which is deflecting an impulse from its original target to a less threatening one. Bundy took down his build up anger from his girlfriend and mother toward other women by killing and raping them. Also, he had fantasies. Since he was a shy kid at school he was often bullied, which caused him to turned to fantasy in order to comfort himself. He started to become addicted to violent pornography. Soon his fantasies turned into sexual possession. Bundy also had the defense mechanism called compartmentalization. Compartmentalization is when you have a separate value system. Bundy’s ideas for determining right from wrong gradually changed over time. What was wrong for him in childhood becomes acceptable to him when he grew older. Therefore, he did not see anything wrong in his brutal actions even though his actions were completely unacceptable and wrong for society. Another defense mechanism Bundy had was compensation. After his girlfriend left him, he was trying to compensate for the love by murdering and raping the women who had similar characteristics to his girlfriend. He is trying to make up for the love that he lost. Unfortunately, his compensation was a negative one. Bundy’s unsuccessful psychosexual development had a serious impact on his personality throughout his

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