Case History– Name: Bane– Gender: Male– Age: Unknown– Hair: None– Eyes: Brown– Body type: Muscular– Affiliations: League of Shadows
Personality type• Type A: Bane is a very organized character in this series: he doesn’t do anything without knowing exactly what he wants or is doing. Bane also conducts things in a timely manner: he plans everything he is going to do day by day to get what he wants and knows when and how he’s going to do so to accomplish his goal of taking over, which leads to another type A characteristic Bane shows. He is very goal oriented: Bane wants to take over and destroy the city to make it his own and live a life with his love Talia as he’s hoped for a while. Another characteristic Bane consists of is he has very organized plans and ideas he wants to do to help accomplish his goal: he plans the breaking out of the prisoners and his speech at the end and all the poor and rich walking by during his speech.• Only child: Bane was a very independent person: he was born into living in a prison because of his father and got treated very poorly in there, resulting in him being alone and him having to figure absolutely everything out for himself . He is also is, as mentioned earlier, very organized in everything he does. As much as a “bad guy” as Bane is he is also a very responsible character and does everything with a lot of thought and planning.
Personality type (cont.)• Big 5 Factors: – Extroversion: Bane is extroverted in the sense he does not lack confidence and makes many witty comments. He is not shy and is a strong leader, both signs of extroversion. – Emotional Stability: Bane can maintain level emotions. His lifestyle demands he stays rational and controls his emotions. He is ruthless, and can exhibit moments of extreme rage but most of the time he is in control. – Orderliness: Bane is very organized and very structured. This factor goes with the fact that he is a ‘Type A’ personality and exhibits exceptional organizational skills. – Accommodation: Bane is not accommodating. He has very detailed plans and anyone that cannot conform to his ways he kills. He does not accommodate to others and expects others to accommodate to him. He is quite selfish, and this in someway goes with his narcissism. – Intellect: Bane is very intelligent; however, he does not often show curiosity or a desire to explore new things. He is very focused and does not let curiosity distract himself.
Learning Type• Visual-spacial: Bane is really good at making blue prints and designs for his evil plots in this movie. For example: he made and designed the underground establishment in the sewers where he did all his work and planned his plots, he also beat batman in there and nobody would ever think about anything being in the sewers so it was a very smart idea. Bane can also see in dark which gave him an advantage for all his actions and his success in his goals.• Linguistic: Bane gives many powerful speeches to the public and really gets to the crowd he was speaking or preaching to like the speech outside of the prison when people were really listening to him and people were watching on the TV. He is a very good orator. In all these speeches Bane was extremely persuasive: he got all the prisoners to side with him and buy into what he was saying and many people listening or hearing his speeches also bought into his ideas and were persuaded by him.• Bodily kinesthetic: Bane has a great body. He also has really great fighting skills because he was trained by the league of shadows and trained in mixed martial arts. He gave batman a real fight throughout and had batman almost beaten at one point because of these things. (broke Batmans back)• Although Bane is type A he is right hemisphere dominant because of his innovative ideas of wanting something new and different, he wanted the town to himself and to be run his way and have all his wonderful ideas incorporated. Look at that bod!
Diagnosis• Narcissistic: A pattern of traits and behaviors which signify infatuation and obsession with ones self to the exclusion of all others and the egotistic and ruthless pursuit of ones gratification, dominance and ambition. (with permission from Sam Vaknin, PhD)• Schizoid: A pervasive pattern of detachment from social relationships and a restricted range of expression of emotions in interpersonal settings, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by four (or more) of the following: (1) neither desires nor enjoys close relationships, including being part of a family (2) almost always chooses solitary activities (3) has little, if any, interest in having sexual experiences with another person (4) takes pleasure in few, if any, activities (5) lacks close friends or confidants other than first-degree relatives (6) appears indifferent to the praise or criticism of others (7) shows emotional coldness, detachment, or flattened affectivity
Diagnosis Proof• Schizoid: Because he was born alone he prefers to be by himself and likes to take certain things into his own hands that probably shouldn’t be. With the exception of Talia, he feels no need for any other relationships with any person. He doesn’t take part in any activities other then those of his ideas to reach his goal or goals and that’s it. Bane is definitely a very cold person, he kills people and has no remorse or any emotions present at all about it. It’s also just cold to try and take over a town and destroy it along with people too. He doesn’t feel anything about what people are saying or yelling to him, he’s indifferent about the criticism because he has one goal in mind and that’s all he cares about.
Diagnosis Proof• Narcissistic: Bane is very obsessed with himself: he believes he can take over a whole town by himself with the help of others, but only because he has to have them. He wants to run the town himself, not the government and go by his rules and his ideas. Bane is very ruthless and doesn’t care about anyone else’s opinions or thoughts, only his are good to him and he will only do or listen to his. He can just shoot somebody and feel absolutely nothing at all and go on with what he wanted to do and not look back at what he’s done once. Bane wants to be in control of not only the town, but the people too and is very ambitious to get what he wants and will eventually get it. Banes last speech in the stadium shows how dominant he is or wants to be. He will persuade people to follow him and do as he wants. Bane thinks very highly of himself and doesn’t think anyone can stop him, not even batman. In his fight with batman in the sewer establishment all he talks about is himself and how great and powerful he is and the success he’s going to have.
Additional Proof via Movie Clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De2VJBmXExw#!
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