Jay Gatsby is a middle-aged male suffering from Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Gatsby constantly converses with others using his achievements and enlightened sense of self-importance as a way to boost his superiority over others. He disregards reality and believes himself to be above the impossible. Gatsby even thinks that if he desires it, he can relive the past. He feels so entitled to pursue an unrealistic fantasy with Daisy and disregards her entire life. Gatsby doesn't even acknowledge that she is married with a child but only believes himself to be the perfect male for Daisy. He tries to force Daisy into declaring that she never loved her husband Tom and only ever held deep affection for him. In his eyes, he is the only one she needs in her life and he will make her life perfect. He cannot recognize what other people might be feeling but he needs their constant attention and admiration. His haughty behaviour can also be seen when he seems to allow Nick to arrange the tea party meeting but then takes over control anyway to organize it the way he likes it. This also shows how he takes advantage of Nick to get what he wants. Everything must be perfect for Gatsby including his cars, his house, his parties, and his appearance. He wants those surrounding him to know his name and envy him. Although so many people bend over backwards to please him, nothing other people do is ever enough to truly be perfect and worthy to Gatsby.
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Please keep in mind that the reason Gatsby is obsessed over Daisy is due to the fact that she fits into his lifelong fantasy of living The American Dream. I would argue that he feels more obligated than entitled when it comes to his attempt to win her back. And to be fair, Gatsby and Daisy begin having an affair before the whole fiasco that takes place at the hotel which explains why he "forces" Daisy to tell Tom she never loved him. He's only trying to get the ball rolling. He's eager to steal Daisy and give her a better life. As far as his controlling behavior at Nick's house-it's all an attempt to impress Daisy. If he really cared all that much about Nick's yard, wouldn't he have fixed it up prior to the tea meeting? All I'm saying is that Gatsby doesn't live the way he does because it gives him satisfaction. Instead, he lives this way because he wants the approval of those around him, especially Daisy. I would diagnose Jay Gatsby with Histrionic personality disorder.
I have diagnosed my patient, Jay Gatsby, with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. This disorder, not to be confused with obsessive compulsive disorder is a personality disorder characterized by perfectionism and a need for control of one’s environment. Jay Gatsby is a workaholic and plans his days down to the minute as can be seen in his day planner. Jay Gatsby is also very controlling in his relationships with others, another symptom of this disorder. He demands that his lover Daisy Buchanan say that she never loved her husband and becomes angry with her when she is unable to say this. Gatsby is also a perfectionist and is unable to function unless the situation is what he considers perfect. When Gatsby’s neighbour, Nick Carraway, invited Gatsby’s love interest Daisy Buchanan over for tea in order to meet him, Gatsby had his employees perfect Carraway’s lawn and brought over flowers and cake for the meeting. Even after all of this, Gatsby felt the need to abandon his plan because he felt that the situation was not perfect. Jay Gatsby’s workaholic and controlling nature and his perfectionism lead me to believe that he suffers from Obsessive compulsive personality disorder. Treatment must begin immediately before this condition causes problems with Gatsby’s social interactions
Daisy Buchanan suffers from histrionic personality disorder (HPD). This disorder is a mental condition where people act in an overly emotional way and exhibit attention seeking behaviour. Daisy often behaves in a manner that is overly seductive and inappropriate. She loves whispering in men's ears often asking them if they are in love with her, or murmuring to make men lean closer to her. Secondly, Daisy speech is excessively dramatic and exaggerated. This is seen when she tells Nick that she is ''paralyzed with happiness'' (Fitzgerald 14). Also, Daisy quickly changes emotions. In the novel, as Gatsby was showing her all of his clothes, Daisy went from laughing and smiling to sobbing into Gatsby's shirts. Another trait of HPD is having the need to be the center of attention. The first thing she asked Nick when he mentioned that he had stopped in Chicago was ''do they miss me?" (Fitzgerald 15). Instead of asking about the well-being of her relatives, she immediately brings the focus on herself. Lastly, Daisy is heavily influenced by others. She follows the directions of Tom and lets him make all of her decisions. Even though Daisy Buchanan seems like the ideal woman, she lacks many elements that showcase her maturity as an adult. She is incapable of uphold her responsibilities as a grown-up and as a mother.
Jay Gatsby has been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event, either experiencing it or witnessing it. As a war hero, Gatsby has been exposed to mental and physical trauma faced in combat. Symptoms include the inability to experience positive emotions which is seen throughout the novel since Gatsby is unable to be happy unless he acquires what he most desires, Daisy. This is because Daisy reminds him of a simpler time, before the effects of war took a tole on him. She allows him to forget about these said events. Therefore, when constantly reliving these events, she somehow makes it more bearable. The lack of interest in activities you once enjoyed is also listed as a symptom, shown through Gatsby's inability to join in on his own extravagant parties. He isolates himself from everyone and has a hard time maintaining close relationships. When Tom Buchanan figures out what Gatsby does, he gets angry and his personality changes instantly. Jay Gatsby has trouble controlling his anger outbursts and letting things go. The fact is very apparent that Gatsby has changed himself completely and put on a mask. He pretends to be a calm and collected war hero. But in reality he cannot hide the trauma that he faced during the war, resulting in his anger issues and lack of social skills.
Jay Gatsby suffers from erotomanic delusional disorder, which is when a person believes that someone famous or important is in love with them. This is evident because Daisy is considered a very upper class member of society, and while it is discovered throughout the book that Daisy does love Gatsby, there are five years beforehand where he did not know this, and exhibited symptoms of the disorder. People suffering from this disorder are often able to function normally in social situations except when they are around the subject of their delusion, and often exhibit stalking behaviour or try to contact the subject. Gatsby bought a house directly across the lake from Daisy's house, and throws wild parties because of the slim chance of Daisy attending one of them. Another symptom is that the patient disrupts their life because they are so preoccupied with their delusions, which certainly occurs after Gatsby stops throwing parties and suddenly fires all of his staff. Lastly, these delusions are generally about situations that could occur in real life. While it is possible for Daisy to want to leave her home, husband, and child for Gatsby, this is very unlikely.
Daisy Buchanan is a beautiful and popular woman who suffers with Histrionic Personality Disorder. Histrionic Personality Disorder is when someone is constantly seeking for self attention and has unstable emotions. Daisy is always the center of attention, from being the girl every guy wants, to being the main goal of Gatsby’s dream. She also always interrupts conversations or gears conversations towards herself. This is shown when she asks Nick “do they miss me?” (Fitzgerald 15). Daisy does not care to ask about her family, but she instead makes the focus of the conversation back on her. She is also very self-centered as she only makes decisions that are beneficial to her. For example, in the Great Gatsby, it states that “...just as I was sure there’d be a wire from Daisy before noon- but neither a wire nor Mr. Wolfshiem arrived;...” (Fitzgerald 157). This shows that despite any love she has for Gatsby, she cannot show up to his funeral because that may start bad rumors about her. Lastly, people with Histrionic Personality Disorder are easily influenced and become bored in regular routines. Daisy is a perfect example of this as when Gatsby and her first loved each other, she said she would wait for him. Although, once Tom Buchanan comes around, having a lot of money and support, she immediately goes with him and decides to marry him. In contrast, when she meets up with Gatsby after five years, his charm and wealth easily influences her decision to cheat on Tom with him. This also is an example of her unstable emotions demonstrated between her back and forth thoughts on Tom and Gatsby. Even though Daisy is the woman every man desires, she demonstrates many symptoms of Histrionic Personality Disorder.
Jordan Baker is a young women diagnosed with pseudologia fantastica, more commonly known as pathological lying. Pathological lying is a behavior of habitual or compulsive lying and individuals who demonstrate this, such as Jordan, have shown above level verbal skills. She is a professional golfer who is hard, direct, cynical and she is a cheat. As stated by Nick Carraway, “She was incurably dishonest. She wasn’t able to endure being at a disadvantage and, given this unwillingness, I suppose she had begun dealing in subterfuges when she was very young in order to keep that cool, insolent smile turned to the world and yet satisfy the demands of her hard, jaunty body.” This demonstrates that she is a cheat and a liar. She cannot handle not being first or the most important so she cheats and lies her way out of situations. Some characteristics of this disease are definitely internal, not an external, motive for the behavior can be discerned clinically. As well as The stories told tend toward presenting the liar favorably. The liar "decorates their own person" by telling stories that present them as the hero or the victim. For example, the person might be presented as being fantastically brave, as knowing or being related to many famous people, or as having great power, position, or wealth. This all comes to prove that Jordan Belfort has pseudologia fantastica.
Nick Carraway has been diagnosed with Antisocial Personality Disorder. Antisocial Personality Disorder is characterized by a pattern of disregard for other people’s rights, often crossing the line and violating those rights. Individuals with Antisocial Personality Disorder tend to lack empathy, be cynical and contemptuous of the feelings of others, have an arrogant self-appraisal, and may be excessively opinionated. Nick Carraway lies to his friends and family by witnessing the affair between Tom and Myrtle and doing nothing about it, as well as initiating the affair between Daisy and Gatsby. He has no concern for the feelings of Tom or Daisy in these moments and demonstrates his lack of compassion for people close to him. In a time where Nick’s closest friend, Jay Gatsby, felt angst about meeting Daisy Buchanan for the first time in 5 years, Nick simply told his friend that he was acting like a child and being rude. This demonstrates his disregard for and his contempt towards other people’s feelings. Even though Nick Carraway has lied multiple times to his close friends, he believes that he is one of the only honest men in the world, demonstrating his arrogance and self-appraisal. Nick Carraway believes that his friend, Jay Gatsby, represents everything that makes him feel unaffected scorn, his cousin, Daisy, and her husband, Tom, are careless people and his friend, Jordan Baker, is incurably dishonest. He continues to pass judgements over everyone in his life, demonstrating how he is excessively opinionated, while still believing that he is not judgemental. Nick Carraway’s lack of respect for other people’s feelings and judgemental behaviour prove that he suffers from Antisocial Personality Disorder.
Jay Gatsby suffers from Delusional Disorder, which is characterized by having any sort of delusion which lasts for a period of time longer than a month. A delusion is when a person believes in something opposite to its reality, and in Gatsby's case, he firmly believes that he can "repeat the past" (Fitzgerald 106) with Daisy over the past 5 years. This a delusion because it is not possible for Gatsby to emulate the conditions of the past where Daisy was never married and had a child, yet Gatsby believes that he can do it through determination; although Gatsby loves Daisy, he fails to understand that is it is extremely difficult, or not possible for him and Daisy to become married as if nothing had happened. Through his delusion, Gatsby has pushed himself to acquire great wealth from nothing in hopes that his class may attract Daisy. He also goes out of way to throw massive parties every week in hopes that Daisy might appear to one of them, and then immediately stops once he finally meets Daisy. Gatsby even tries to ensure that everything is perfect when he meets Daisy for the first time when he offers to get the grass cut at Nick's house even then the grass would probably have gone unnoticed. Though these obsessions can be signs of other mental illnesses, the root cause of them is Gatsby's delusion which is why his mental illness is Delusional Disorder.
Jay Gatsby suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder. Gatsby uses all of his efforts to avoid abandonment from Daisy. He continuously makes plans to ensure she will not leave but she has already left him. Gatsby’s relationship with Daisy is intense and unstable. At their first meeting he began to idealize Daisy and wanted to spend all of his time with her. He always wants more from her and expects her to drop everything to be there for him. When Gatsby gets angry he has trouble controlling it and it more than often it is inappropriate and intense. He also has mood swings when things do not go as plan. To Gatsby everything must go his way for him to be able to become happy and successful. He has completely changed himself into something he is not so others do not criticize him but adore him. Treatment for this disorder requires long-term commitment; the patient must meet with a psychotherapist to help him get through Borderline Personality Disorder.
Jay Gatsby, formerly James Gatz, is a man who suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder. A patient suffering from Narcissistic Personality Disorder demonstrates common acts of grandiosity, a need for attention, and a lack of empathy for those who surround them. Patients who suffer from this disorder feel that they are the primary importance in someone’s life and lack empathy. Jay Gatsby demonstrates this symptom when he believes that Daisy Buchanan is willing to leave everything she’s built with her current husband to chase after a life Gatsby has created for them. He disregards the fact that Daisy Buchanan has a daughter and doesn’t think of the way these actions would impact those in her life. In Gatsby’s eyes, he is the important person in Daisy Buchanan’s life. Patients suffering from Narcissistic Personality Disorder also need constant admiration from others. Jay Gatsby demonstrates this with his extravagant parties he hosts. Gatsby admits himself that these parties were created to gain admiration from Daisy Buchanan but in the process he also gains admirations from people all over New York and thrives from it. If a patient is suffering from this personality disorder their minds will also be preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, and ideal love. Jay Gatsby highly demonstrates this through his plan to win back the years he lost with Daisy Buchanan. He believes that they he has always been in love with her and that his happiest life would be one with her in it. Therefore, he set out to attract her and steal her away from her past life just so he could fulfill his fantasy. Treatment for this personality disorder is long-term psychotherapy.
After looking into the character Jay Gatsby, I have observed that he exhibits many symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder(OCD). Although scientific research has no definite answer as to what causes obsessive compulsive disorder, there is a favoured theory which claims it can derive from fear. Gatsby fears not living his idea of the perfect life, he feels if he does not live out that fantasy his life will never be complete . Even though Gatsby seems to have everything, he is missing one thing: Daisy. He is so fixated to acquire all the pieces that he even took the blame for the death of Myrtle Wilson, who was hit by Daisy while she was driving. Not only is he obsessed with having a relationship with Daisy, but he is also obsessed with what kind of relationship he has with Daisy. He wants daisy to tell Tom that she had never truly loved him, this type of controlling behaviour is a symptom of obsessive compulsive disorder. In order for Gatsby to suppress his OCD he must undergo cognitive-behavioural therapy and drug therapy.
Jay Gatsby suffers from OCPD (Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder). OCPD is a personality disorder characterized by a general pattern of concern with orderliness, perfectionism, excessive attention to details, mental and interpersonal control, and a need for control over one's environment, at the expense of flexibility, openness, and efficiency. This matches perfectly with Gatsby as he displays all these traits throughout the book. Most notably, when Nick, Jordan, Gatsby, Tom, and Daisy are in the hotel plaza Gatsby seems as though he needs Daisy to say that she never loved Tom before they can leave. Gatsby was not satisfied that she was in love with him. He need to have absolute control over every detail before he could move on.
Tom Buchanan suffers from ICD (impulsive control disorder), which does not allow him to react properly or at all with restraint towards certain events, putting him or others in danger. Such an event is seen when he and Nick go up to Tom's second apartment to party and drink, but at the end of the night when he becomes sick and tired of the pestering of women, strikes one of them in the face without restraint or remorse. I recommend that Tom attends classes teaching him how to have proper control over his decisions, before he returns home to New York.
Jay Gatsby suffers from OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) by needing everything to be perfect for Daisy making Nick's house perfect for Daisy and his meeting. As well he suffers from bring delusional by thinking that right after Daisy and his relationship started they could be together without any baggage and attachments to their old lives apart like Daisy's child. As well as random spurts of anger at times when he does not like what is happening such as in the hotel when Tom keeps irritating him and he does not like what Daisy's response to him wanting to profess her love of Gatsby to Tom.
Jay Gatsby is a well known middle-aged man who I have diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I have come to this theory through much evidence. One of which would be the need for Gatsby to have a house party every weekend just to attract one Lady. That lady is Daisy Buchanan, Jay Gatsby's former girlfriend. Ever since their separation Gatsby has become more fearful of losing things or not having something he might need. Also he has been ordering much more things to be organized. As he gets closer to seeing daisy these traits become increasingly visible. Gatsby is always fixing his tie when it does not need fixing and thinks that he needs more and more things to fidget with. When Nick had invited Daisy over to talk to Gatsby he could stands still for the life of him. Gatsby was continually touching his hair and replacing things on shelves trying to make it perfect for Daisy. For Gatsby this is something he cannot control. It would be quite annoying for him actually as when he is around the girl of his dreams everything is heightened and progressively get worse. The treatment for OCD is long term, antidepressants and if they are unsuccessful on their own his doctor would recommend they use both the medication with seeing a psychotherapist.
After being with my patient, Myrtle Wilson, it has been evident that she suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder. This is most commonly known as Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD), where the patient has two or more distinct personalities. It has been made clear that Myrtle Wilson shows symptoms of two very different personalities. It is noticed that when Myrtle is home, she is responsible for a lot of the work because she does not live in a wealthy area. Although, when Myrtle spends time with Tom, she no longer acts or speaks of the Myrtle that lives in the soot between West Egg and East Egg. Once she is with Tom she beings to act as if she had grown up out of a wealthy family and never experienced being poor. There is thought that Myrtle imagines as if she never came from the ashes which is her home. Some symptoms are anxiety, stress in relationships, blurred sense of identity, and more, Myrtle has showed all of these symptoms, confirming that she does have MPD. She experiences anxiety in her current living situation, and the stress of her relationship back home has gotten her staggered on her identity. In order to treat Myrtle, she should attend therapy sessions and talk therapy. Also she should strain away from the stress, anxiety, and negativity in her life.
Mr. Gatsby seems to have come down with no, not the common cold, but, Schizophrenia. This man, known for the wildest, greatest parties and an 'old sport' attitude, seems to have all along been a Schizophrenic. One of the most obvious kinds of impairment caused by Schizophrenia involves how a person thinks, and it seems that Mr. Gatsby has lost the ability to rationally evaluate his surroundings and interactions with others. As seen by his unrealistic beliefs of being a 'son of God', a man who possess many riches, old money, and the man who can win the heart of none other than the ever stunning Daisy. Also, it is frequently seen throughout the book that Mr. Gatsby has difficulty accepting what he sees as the "true" reality. For example when he left his parents at the age of seventeen, dreaming up this character, Jay Gatsby, who, is in reality, a character built upon lies, immaturity, and fantastic conceits. Not to mention, Mr. Gatsby's delusions of being in love with Ms. Diasy. Mr. Gatsby has always had an eye for the beautiful Daisy, and sadly, because of this strong attraction, he has shown a rather incredulous faith that Daisy had never, not once, loved Tom, even though she did admit to loving him once, and this, has pushed his mind to the edge of insanity. For Mr. Gatsby believes that Daisy has only ever loved him, even when they were apart, and he has created this delusion that her heart belongs solely to him, that he can provide for her and take care of her with his riches. Which is not the case. In reality, Mr. Gatsby is just a man, coming from a poor family, building his way from the bottom to the top through hard work and a few white lies. Furthermore Mr. Gatsby at times will isolate himself from the world, close his gates to the public and recede back into his mansion for a short period of time. This along with many other warning signs of schizophrenia, increased eccentricity (abnormal ideas of love for Daisy), decrease in emotion (during parties, never being truly happy) and increased hostility and paranoia (toward both Daisy and Tom), indicate that Mr. Gatsby's mental deterioration has gradually increased throughout the book. Thus proving that Mr. Gatsby is indeed a Schizophrenic. This means that Mr. Gatsby will have to receive medical care, by taking medication and attending daily therapy. It is also noted that Mr. Gatsby should consult with a medical professional if he experiences negative reactions to the medication.
This has honestly been the best piece of writing I've read on a character diagnoses from The Great Gatsby. If you are reading this, please help me out furthermore by providing 3 proofs(texts) from the book which helps illustrate the idea of Gatsby having schizophrenia (May be from his own words or the narrators.) And lastly 1 evidence from a secondary character's perspective that Gatsby would benefit from making a healthy change in his lifestyle. A proper answer will be highly highly highly appreciated and even rewarded. PLEASE HELP
Jay Gatsby is suffering from three types of personality disorders. He has been diagnosed with avoidant personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, and obsessive compulsive personality disorder.
Avoidant personality disorder is when someone feels socially withdrawn due to lack of confidence, pessimism, fear of rejection, and feelings of inferiority. Jay Gatsby suffers from this because he cannot live with his true self. He holds up a mask to the world and especially to the people around him because he cannot accept the fact that maybe if they knew the truth about him, they may not like or for Daisy, love him. He has a hard time accepting his past because he does not like the fact that he was poor because he views poor as an embarrassment. Therefore, he puts on an act of him being a rich, wealthy, and classy man just so that he will be accepted. Reasons people will do this is because they lack confidence in themselves and are scared of not being accepted.
Narcissistic personality disorder is when someone is unkind, greedy, arrogant, and callously exploited others. Felt superior to others and didn't respect the feelings and needs of others. Jay Gatsby suffers from this because he forgets completely about his past. He talks himself into believing he is a classy, well put together man who is better than most folk. He demonstrates this when he throws big parties at his house. Not only did he want to win over Daisy’s attention but also, he wanted to show people how much he had. He liked to invite Nick, his neighbor over to show off his stuff, like his hydroplane or sit on one of his beaches. He feels superior to others because he was one of the lucky ones to come into new money. Some people who have the same hard past, like Jay did, are not as fortunate and therefore, Jay thinks he is better than them because he got into new money.
Obsessive compulsive personality disorder is when someone has rigid perfectionism, inflexibility, excessive devotion to work, and is over controlling. Jay Gatsby demonstrates this when he has to meet Daisy for tea. He needs time to prepare in order to be satisfied and feel ready to meet her. He does things that she would not even notice, but obsessive compulsive disorder is exactly that; it is needing to do rituals in order to feel prepared or ready for certain events that are for internal pleasure. He also demonstrates this when he forces Daisy to tell Tom that she does not love him. His over controlling personality forces her into a mental breakdown as he did not even think to consider how she feels. Gatsby is easily sung into doing this compulsive behaviors without noticing because he has suffered from this his whole life. Most of the time, this disorder is not developed but is hereditary.
All three of these disorders are easily maintained by treatments but need to be taken seriously in order to control or stop the disorder. Jay Gatsby has the ambition and strength to complete his therapy and treatment in order to live a happier and more enjoyable life.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, the character Tom Buchanan is suffering from paranoid personality disorder. People that experience paranoid personality disorder often experience severe chronic and pervasive distrust and suspicion of others. This includes believing that romantic partners are untrustworthy and unloyal. This is seen through Tom's relationship with his wife Daisy Buchanan. Tom disapproves of Daisy when he himself is having an affair with Myrtle Wilson. Furthermore, those who suffer from paranoid personality disorder exhibit outburst of anger due to their lack of trust. This is seen when Tom breaks the nose of Myrtle with his open hand when she speaks of Daisy. Finally, Tom also emanates traits of being jealous, secretive and serious which is common throughout those who have the disorder. Tom is jealous of the relationship between Gatsby and Daisy, and secretly searches through Gatsby's history in order to undermine their relationship.
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