Joffrey Character Analysis Essay
His lack of empathy or remorse, his abusive personal relationships, and an intense sense of superiority combine to aid in diagnosing him with antisocial personality disorder. Joffrey continuously violates the rights of others, without any regard for right and wrong.
With no empathy, the late King Joffrey does not register others’ emotions, allowing him to behave towards them with aggression and violence to no moral consequence. He is only motivated by self interest and does not feel sympathy for others. In season one, Joffrey is betrothed to …show more content…
In Joffrey’s position, he is a good example of a hostile, impulsive, lying teenager with a superiority complex, abusive relationships, a complete lack of empathy or remorse, and disregard for right and wrong. Though he personally did not partake in dangerous, risky behaviors, he did command others to do what he wanted, no matter the cost. But, in this series, Joffrey is passed off as crazy or a product of an incestual bloodlien due to the time period. If set in a more modern time, Joffrey may have been diagnosed and treated once old enough. This show depicts his illness as crazy, not a disease. Perpetuating this stereotype is not beneficial to anyone, and if anyone with no background in psychology were to watch this series, they may pass Joffrey off as arrogant and psycho, where he may actually be suffering from a