Tiffany Maxwell Theory

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The character Tiffany Maxwell seems to have no developmental issues due to the fact that her background story was not included in the movie. In theory Tiffany Maxwell could have had normal motor development through Piaget’s theory of the developmental stages. It is possible that Mrs. Maxwell also had the typical brain development, not much is known about her early childhood stages. Another theory is that through the developmental stages Tiffany could have had issues, in one situation Maxwell could in theory have had problems with the pretend play in which her operations could have symbolized her present symptoms that are presented in the movie. Overall her developmental stages are not present, even the concrete operational stage is not present, …show more content…
With the unconscious in control she is rather eccentric than the usual depressive individual due to an identity disturbance, Tiffany demonstrates an unstable self-image and a sense of one’s self. She suffers from borderline personality disorder, Tiffany shows the typical signs and symptoms; she has shown high intense mood swings ranging from rage to complete sadness as said before, commonly for Tiffany she expresses very intense anger and cannot control her anger. Another contribution to her disorder is her reoccurring suicidal behavior, gestures and threats. When she had social interaction with Pat she had the tendency to act very irregular, childish, and aggressive towards him. As well as talking with him at the diner she created a scene with an outburst, Tiffany also had the tendency to reveal that she had slept with the men she worked with to Pat. Even running with Pat she showed a very aggressive gestures, either she yelled running towards him then challenging him to race her as well. Tiffany also shows a moderate sign of narcissism, the fact that she doesn’t convey or comprehend other’s emotions is a moderate not severe sign of narcissism. Her mood can drastically change as said before, with Pat her mood elevates from sexual to sad in …show more content…
Though she was not diagnosed by a professional therapist in the movie she showed the symptoms. The death of her husband altered her perspective on life and society, but her moods changed immediately changing her self-image and sense of self. With the disorder she has a feeling of emptiness as well contributing to this dysfunctional behavior. She also shows moderate antisocial personality disorder, but does not have sociopathic or psychopathic tendencies like various infamous serial killers. As the movie continues Tiffany does have in somewhat a way of healing or therapy and that is with Pat that had suffered a mental break down that caused him to get psychiatric assistance, both suddenly find a solace or solution to their disorders. In the end Tiffany Maxwell grows as an individual being relieved of her stress, her perspective of life changes as well, her aggressive sexual tendencies are also somewhat alleviated. Though it is not said how both Pat and Tiffany’s future goes, theoretically they’ve made a better path than their very negative and self-destructive path that both have

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