Top 10 Mental Disorders Of Cartoon Characters


Many seemingly innocent cartoon characters should count their lucky stars that they live in an animated, fictional universe.  If they lived among us and were judged the way you and I are, they would be in major trouble.  These characters have such glaring and long-enduring mental disorders that there’s no way they could escape years of therapy, and possible institutionalization. This is of course for fun, and should not be taken as actual diagnoses as I am not a real doctor nor have I played one on TV.

Please note that diagnoses change over time as we learn more about mental health, so some of these may not age quite so gracefully.

10.  Charlie Brown, Avoidant Personality Disorder

I know that watching Charlie Brown at Christmas or Thanksgiving is a holiday tradition for many families, but personally, I could never get behind it.  I wanted to like Charlie Brown and his gang, but I just couldn’t do it.  To be honest, I just got so angry at that show, much more than anyone should, really.  Poor Charlie Brown never caught a break.  From the kite-eating tree

, to his sports endeavors, to his many failed holiday celebrations, the world was out to get him.

And now, as if the world of vocally challenged adults wasn’t enough of an enemy, now it’s the real world’s turn.  In all of those therapy sessions with Lucy, I wonder if she ever thought to diagnose him with what we call avoidant personality disorder.

The causes of such a disorder are unknown but, like many mental health disorders, it’s a combination of our genetic code and the environment we are exposed to throughout our lives.  What we do know, however, is how it makes a person feel.  In Charlie Brown’s case, he is painfully shy, takes rejection very personally and, as such, often expresses his feelings of inadequacy.

But that’s not all, Charlie Brown.  Suffering from symptoms such as these can damage your social and work life, adding to your already unhealthy self-image.  Oh brother!

9.  Ariel, Disposophobia (Hoarding)

Who doesn’t love a Disney movie? All those innocent and simple characters cavorting around in their uncomplicated story lines are great companions when you give your brain a Disney vacation from the comfort of your couch.  My personal favorite has always been a tie between Ariel and Belle, although I guess Ariel came out on top.  Which character did I act out alongside?  Ariel.  When it was time for Halloween, who did I dress up as?  Ariel, while my unfortunate little brother was cast as Sebastian.

And who do I blame for the unhealthy hoarding habits I fight off each and every day?  My mother!  Wait, no, that’s not right.  My mother reads these.  What I meant to say was Ariel!  That’s right, as this melodious 16-year-old swam her way into our hearts, so did her mental health disorder: Disposophobia.

While neither hoarding, nor disposophobia, are recognized in the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) as their own disorders, they are symptomatic of other disorders.  Hoarding behaviors are found in people affected by autism (limited interests), many psychotic disorders, (delusional thoughts and behaviors), and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (obsessive hoarding).  It has been suggested as a revision to the DSM-V, scheduled to be published in May 2013, to include hoarding.

My favorite suggested definition is “persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual value.” Have you seen the stuff that Ariel collects? A fair amount of it can’t be used underwater (a candlestick?  A cork screw?).  In addition to the distress of accumulating items, in her case through glorified dumpster diving, there is a remarkable amount of distress when having to part with the hoarded items.  I can give her some slack, considering how ruthlessly her “collection” is destroyed, but isn’t running away from home and pretty much mutating your DNA to go live with some hunk an excessive reaction in some way?

8.  Bruce Banner, Dissociative Identity Disorder

Bruce Banner was your typical comic book scientist in Marvelville, working for the good of mankind until he was caught in a blast of gamma radiation.  This exposure released from within him a grey “hulk” of a man every night.  That is, until Marvel writers decided to step away from the werewolf-Hulk and focus on creating the needlessly-violent Hulk whom we all know and love.

But the Marvel universe couldn’t just sit back and torture poor Bruce, an already exceptionally reserved and previously abused genius.  The Marvel universe takes care of its own (sometimes).  According to some digging, in issue #337 of The Incredible Hulk, Bruce undergoes hypnosis, during which it can be effectively determined that he suffers from the mental disorder known as Dissociative Identity Disorder.  What proof of this is there? Well, it would seem that there are at least three “Hulks” residing in poor Bruce’s mind: the aggressive-but-simple Green Hulk, the Mr. Fixit Gray Hulk, and the sadistic Guilt Hulk, who emerges in response to Bruce confronting the abuse he suffered from his father.

Multiple Personality Disorder is one of the more controversial mental disorders in the medical world because of its difficulty to effectively diagnose.  However, the textbook definition of the disorder reflects many symptoms that Bruce suffers from, wherein two or more distinct personalities recurrently take control of an individual’s behavior.  MPD also has a high co-morbidity rate, meaning that it frequently will not be the only disorder that the individual suffers from.  It also is a disorder that can be confused or mistaken for other more common disorders, such as schizophrenia, somatization, and borderline personality disorder to name a few.

The good news is after Marvel makes Bruce confront his psychological demons, he sort of gets better.  After this session, there is only Bruce and a newly created Hulk called the Professor.  This last Hulk is said to be a combination of the Green and Gray Hulks, as well as Bruce, and is referred to as the “merged” Hulk.  While Bruce may not be cured, at least there’s a little more space in his psyche now.

7.  Glenn Quagmire, Hypersexuality

It’s funny that I’m writing this after finishing a Family Guy episode in which Quagmire sets his sexual appetites on Meg, the daughter of Quagmire’s next-door neighbor, and best friend, on her 18th birthday.  Quagmire is responsible for the majority of the crude and perverse sexual jokes on the show, and is honestly one of my favorite characters because of that.  In many of his cutaway scenes, he can be seen in his trademark animal print undies, about to do the wild thing with some unorthodox twist to it.  For Quagmire, his standards for his sexual partners are high (most of the time), as is his success rate.

Before people go off the deep end trying to brag about having this or claiming that their significant other “suffers” from this, let me just say: THIS DOES NOT EXIST.  At least, not to the American Psychological Association.  While this disorder was listed in the DSM-IV, it will not appear in the DSM-V, scheduled to make its appearance in 2013.  However, both the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the World Health Organization recognize the term “sexual addiction,” the WHO going so far as to recognize the terms “satyriasis” and “nymphomania.”  The APA claims that if this disorder must exist, it does so under the term “hypersexuality,” which exists as a symptom of various manic disorders.

6.  Calvin, Schizophrenia

I like to think that when Bill Watterson created Calvin and his partner-in-crime Hobbes, he was blissfully unaware of what kind of mental disorder he was giving this child.  Calvin’s relationship with his stuffed tiger has been endearing and somewhat concerning for years.  While many parents would brush this off as just a child having an imaginary friend, there seems to be something off about this fantasy.  I know I had imaginary friends when I was six, and even a little beyond, but never to this extent.  His stuffed tiger helps him with his science experiments (like the Transmogrifier), participates in philosophical discussions, and even has a crush on the girl next door.  While we all hope that this is just a harmless childhood phase, a look into Calvin’s still-developing psyche may reveal something more sinister: schizophrenia.

While schizophrenia is commonly confused with Dissociative Identity Disorder, they are radically different.  Schizophrenia does not involve multiple consciousnesses; just one who has split their minds from reality.  People suffering from schizophrenia have complex and realistic visual and auditory hallucinations, are often paranoid, and have significant social dysfunctions.  Sound like a certain elementary schooler to you?

While it may sound not so bad to be stuck in a fantasy world for the rest of your life, poor Calvin doesn’t have much of a life to have.  The worst part of this disorder is that the average life expectancy of those who have this disorder is shorter on average by 15 years than those without the disorder.  One reason?  A higher suicide rate.

5.  Eeyore, Dysthymia

One of the classic characters from A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh, Eeyore is in a class unto himself.  While many children’s books and shows try to keep the themes upbeat, and sometimes ridiculously positive, Eeyore is a blast of cold hard pessimism that is likely to shake any child out of their warm and fuzzy attitude.

At least, that’s one way it could work.  For me, it made him endearing and pitiable.  I wanted to hug Eeyore, help him rebuild his house, find his tail, and get him a lovely red balloon for his birthday to cheer him up.  However, despite my hypothetical best efforts, if I had ever had the opportunity, I probably would have failed.  Eeyore was made to be a depressed character, for whatever reason, but Milne’s imagination went far beyond depression when he was writing out his timeless tales.  Unbeknownst to himself, Milne was giving Eeyore a mental disorder far beyond the normal scope of depression, a disorder called dysthymia.

Dysthymia is not depression, first of all.  In fact, a person can suffer from both depression and dysthymia because of something called “double depression.”  However, the defining difference between the two conditions is the nature of the symptoms: dysthymia is a chronic disorder (lasting at least 2 years), while depression episodes can last as short as a couple of weeks.

Other than the length of the episodes, dysthymia does reflect many symptoms of depression, such as decreased appetite, energy levels, self-esteem, and is unsuccessful with decision making.  How many times has Eeyore been noted to say something that dismisses his thoughts or feelings?  Not only does this demean himself, but also gives him an exit from ever having to make a decision by persuading others that their choices will be better.  Like those with dysthymia, Eeyore seems to have always been depressed, and rarely deviates from his moody persona except to give a small fleeting smile.  Fortunately for Eeyore though, this disorder is less intense than depression, and can be successfully treated with therapy and/or medication.

4.  SpongeBob, Williams-Beuren Syndrome

What was originally a goofy idea in a Hawaiian t-shirt, and one of Nickelodeon’s low-budget filler cartoons, has become an international ultra-sensation.  Sometimes he’s an adult, sometimes he’s a child, and sometimes he’s just a bubble-blowing, fry-cooking fiend.  Always though, he is hyperactive, emotionally intense, socially awkward, and everyone’s best friend the moment he meets them.

Sounds like someone you call to a party to keep the conversation flowing, right?  Wrong.  Sounds like someone with Williams-Beuren Syndrome, hereafter known as WBS.  People who exhibit the symptoms of this genetic disorder are often unusually cheery and outgoing in their personalities.  I’ve seen a PBS segment on children and adolescents with this disorder, and they are beside themselves with joy to meet and hug anyone within reach.  It’s incredibly sweet to watch.  Whether it’s because of their winning personalities that captivate you so quickly, or you’re so enchanted by their elf-like facial features, you want to hug them back as well.  However, while this makes for a very merry person, it also brings with it mental disabilities, heart murmurs, and low muscle tone (watch the episode “Musclebob Buffpants”, to see how low Spongebob’s muscle tone is), in addition to the stereotypical poor behavior timing.  However, I still can’t explain how Spongebob goes from being a functioning adult with silly tendencies to a downright dunce.

3.  Pepe LePew, Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Now originally, this would have been Bugs Bunny’s spot on the list, but after further review, he’s seems to be a very well-adjusted and confident individual whose only vice is a love for carrots.  I looked it up, and cross-dressing (wearing another gender’s clothes without sexual or erotic gratification) is not listed as a mental disorder.  Fear not, for I proceeded to comb through various characters before landing on “the locksmith of love,” Pepe LePew.

What disorder could this cartoon Casanova have?  After all, he is confident, suave, and is constantly looking to please his perceived “le belle femme skunk fatale.”  There isn’t anything wrong with this, is there?  In Pepe’s case, there is.  This poignant polecat could be diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).  What behaviors he exhibits that are comical to the viewer, are unhealthy and insensitive to others.

Someone can exhibit NPD in multiple ways, as there is more than one way to make the world revolve around yourself.  Pepe’s NPD stems from his belief in ideal love, and that he is the ideal lover.  Pepe’s behavior towards his unfortunate amour, Penelope, shows a lack of empathy, as well as an inability to believe that she really does not want to be with him, that comes from his perceived entitlement to her.  He shows arrogant behavior (claiming that he is too attractive) and requires an unrealistic amount of affection (from a stranger!) in order to be happy.

On one occasion, Pepe pulls out a gun and walks off-camera when Penelope refuses to come out from a glass case where she is hiding from him.  There is the bang of a gun shot, and the poor cat rushes out, and into Pepe’s devious arms as he exploits her concern for his safety.  Don’t believe me?  Then head over to Google and search “For Scent-imental Reasons.”

2.  Homer Simpson, Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Over the years as television’s most well known animated husband, dad, and drunk, Homer probably could have his own top ten list of mental disorders, but that’s not why we’re here.  We’re here to focus on one in particular.  Someone else can write that other list.

I’m sure you all remember that Homer has been a twice-animated dad: once in the real world, and once within his two-dimensional world.  For those of you who have no idea what I’m referring to, I am talking about Bart’s hand-drawn cartoon series, Angry Dad.  Now why on Earth would Bart create a comic about his dad in which Homer becomes irrationally angry, to the point of exploding his head?  One possibility is that Homer suffers from an impulse disorder called Intermittent Explosive Disorder.

Now before there is a whole host of comments saying that I picked the wrong thing, I picked this disorder because I wanted something a little different.  As the series has progressed, so has Homer, albeit pretty backwards.  I know Homer is supposed to be clueless, but it’s gotten ridiculous over the years.  His explosive anger though has always been there since the first time Homer strangled Bart.

Intermittent explosive anger is more than just an angry outburst.  Everyone has those.  What makes this a disorder is when there is serious damage done to the self, others, or property due to an exceedingly aggressive reaction to an event.  While Bart can be a total pain, and really does go out of his way to tick his dad off, strangling shouldn’t be an option.  For those of you pointing out that Homer’s anger comes from his drinking, I’d have to say that the majority of the time when he’s boiling over, he’s (comparatively) sober.

Homer’s diagnosis would be made once all other options have been ruled out, such as borderline personality disorder or antisocial personality disorder, as well as substance abuse.  Again, while he does abuse alcohol, he normally doesn’t become an “angry drunk.”  Besides, if you look at how impulsive he is in the first place, it isn’t surprising that he suffers from an impulse disorder.

1.  Dora, Fugue State

Dora seems like a child with a healthy personality, right?  She seems to have a good relationship with her parents and her extended family, is social with many animals and other people, and has an expansive thirst for adventure.  It seems like she’s living the dream of every preschooler.  She is able to wander off and around her world until she finds an adventure, without having to worry about anything beyond a pesky-but-harmless kleptomaniac fox.

Her healthy sense of adventure though, may be indicative of something more problematic to say the least.  Her willingness to wander off, as well as her inability to recall previous travels, are both symptoms of a disorder called Fugue State.

Fugue State is a disorder of reversible amnesia.  This means that when someone suffering from this rare disorder, they will temporarily forget memories or their own personality for a period of time, but will eventually recover with all previous memories whole.  However, memories from the fugue attack do not usually remain.

Sounds a bit like a soap opera or brain slug attack.  How this applies to Dora is by her incessant wanderings.  These episodes often result in unplanned trips, none of which are remembered later on.  You may think that with all of these adventures she has, Dora might not have to consult the map as often as she does.  If she’s forgetting these episodes though, it makes more sense.

Bonus: Transvestic fetishism

Transvestic fetishism is a condition, which involves “intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving cross-dressing” that cause “clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. From: Clinical Men’s Health, 2008.

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  1. You forgot to mention about Ed’s sister from Ed Edd and Eddy. she has a hard time controlling her anger like Homer Simpson, she would get angry really easily like if her brother Ed or Eddy say something to her.

    Bart SImpson seems to have antisocial disorder, he rebels against adults and gets into trouble alot with the law.

  2. Ariel has to hide her s**t because she knows she would be in big-ass trouble if anyone-especially her father-found out about it (he kind of blew every piece to bits in the middle of the movie…) because everyone in her world shuns and is terrified of humans. Flounder was the only one who could be trusted with the knowledge of its existence-the moment Sebastian found out he blabbed it to her father.

    Belle is the opposite of ordinary and she likes it that way. She sees everyone in her village going about their same routines every day and the idea of such a life befuddles her. She’s confined to the village and uses her books as an escape. People see her as weird because she’s beautiful but she isn’t trying to settle down with a man and crank out a bunch of kids, like women were/are expected to do-especially during that time. She has no interest in being with Gaston because he’s a completely narcissistic ASSHOLE. He tries to force her to marry him and she knows he would be controlling and more than likely abusive. He has an extremely shallow view of women and is only interested in Belle for her looks. “She’s the most beautiful girl in town-and that makes her the best. Don’t I deserve the best?!”

    He has NO RESPECT for women! “It’s not right for a woman to read-soon she starts getting ideas, and thinking….”

    It’s really simple and there are no undiagnosed mental illnesses for these two. We do tend to over-analyze-perhaps you should watch the movies again. 😉

  3. I think Eliot kid has schizophrenia as he see’s fictional things and feel’s them, and he show’s all the symtom’s of it aswell.

  4. Suresh kumar on

    it’s a very nice list all cartoon charcters are very best,i am like dora very much.superb list

  5. What about Double-D from Ed Edd n Eddy? His Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is pretty bad. He went completely insane when he couldn’t take a shower, everything in his room is labeled, and… well… everything he does is a bit excessive.

  6. I’m surprised Ren Hoek of Ren & Stimpy isn’t on this list. He constantly lost his temper, leading to rage and verbal and physical abuse upon his best friend….

  7. I agree with all of these except for Calvin. I had an imaginary friend for years, and i “interacted” with him in much the same way, going so far as to have him help me with my homework (to be fair, I was six). I have, however, seen schizophrenia applied to Christopher Robin, and, seeing as their situations are very similar, I could be wrong about this.

  8. Homer Simpson blatantly has Borderline Personality Disorder. He’s not just explosively angry, his mood generally changes very rapidly from one extreme to another, anger is just a part of it. It’s a bit silly to base your answer based on ‘wanting something different’. He’s clearly Borderline.

    I’m pasting from Wikipedia here so don’t judge me XD But these are the diagnostic criteria, of which Homer Simpson fits 7 of them (imo). You need 5 for a BPD diagnosis. He doesn’t exhibit the self harming tendencies that are present in most Borderlines, but that wouldn’t really be acceptable for television I don’t think xP

    1. Frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment. Note: Do not include suicidal or self-injuring behavior covered in Criterion 5

    2. A pattern of unstable and intense interpersonal relationships characterized by alternating between extremes of idealization and devaluation.

    3. Identity disturbance: markedly and persistently unstable self-image or sense of self.

    4. Impulsivity in at least two areas that are potentially self-damaging (e.g., promiscuous sex, excessive spending, eating disorders, binge eating, substance abuse, reckless driving). Note: Do not include suicidal or self-injuring behavior covered in Criterion 5

    5. Recurrent suicidal behavior, gestures, threats or self-injuring behavior such as cutting, interfering with the healing of scars or picking at oneself (excoriation).

    6. Affective instability due to a marked reactivity of mood (e.g., intense episodic dysphoria, irritability or anxiety usually lasting a few hours and only rarely more than a few days).

    7. Chronic feelings of emptiness

    8. Inappropriate anger or difficulty controlling anger (e.g., frequent displays of temper, constant anger, recurrent physical fights).

    9. Transient, stress-related paranoid ideation, delusions or severe dissociative symptoms

    I have this disorder and see so much of Homer in myself XD

  9. tassie devil on

    What about Donald Duck? I think he is definitely the most psychologically interesting Disney character. He starts his short films with great enthusiasm and positivity but soon turns to psychotic rage.

    • You know what, I can’t believe that I forgot him! That’s a great suggestion. If I ever decide to do a second version of this list, I’m going to have find a way to get him involved. Or you could do one, I’m sure! 🙂 Great suggestion.

  10. I’ve seen a documentary on ABC about WBS, and as a person with Asperger’s I wasn’t too thrilled with seeing a whole room full of kids who want to hug you! I am not completely un-touchy-feely, but I get uncomfortable being in a room with “normal” people who act just a little too friendly. It kind of bothered me that the documentary about them was mostly positive while anything to do with Asperger’s and Autism make us sound like we’re better off dead. And I really don’t envy people with WBS for the fact they don’t usually live past their 50’s.

    • I often think that disorders on the autism spectrum get the short end of the stick when it comes to any portrayals, real of fictionalized. While this movie came out before I was a born into a sentient and (arguably) intelligent person, I’ve heard that the movie Rain Man caused a lot of trouble for those suffering from autism. Apparently, people were expecting all autistic diagnoses to have some “super power” when really it seems more like a roll of the die if whatever captures your attention is profitable or not. I have a cousin with autism and he knows almost everything there is to know about Libya, I think. You can’t stop him from talking about it! 🙂 Unfortunately, it is the nature of the beast of autism symptoms to be anti-social in a social species, just as it is in WBS to be inappropriately social. Maybe it just feels more natural to deal with someone being too affectionate as opposed to someone who may act like they want nothing to do with you or their environment? Thanks for sharing, though, you made some great points using your own experiences. 🙂

  11. Amanda-Beth on

    The more I think about even though I found the little mermaid exhausting in its theme the more I think about it she displays signs of having aspurgers(sorry if spelt wrong) which is on autism spectrum. Think about it she is closet to a crab and fish. She is obsessed with human much how people with autism spectrum extreme focus on 1 thing she hoards things realted to her obsession she seems distant when her sisters or dad are talking to her. I wasn’t ever much into little mermaid despite being a girl I’ve only watched few times by beijg suckerd into it during little sisters. To mw dosent seem Charlie brown s ti socal whatever though he dose have issues I personally lean towards severe intemitent depresion from fact he has few times been cheerful but that’s just my opinion. Yeah homer has a list to himself the Dora thing makes sense. Dora’s cousins Alisa and Diego on go diego go are weirder ya may want to look at that show. I know the rest of characters who they are but not fimmilar with their personiltys so can’t say much. Belle was only Disney princess I ever liked an no she did not have stock home but does seem to have issues she was willing to let herself be in cold dungeon so her dad didn’t have to somethings not right what idk. There are so many cartoon charters. Start with popples I think human children not counting the weird live action 1 the ending was boched int that back to what was saying in cartoon it would seem those human children had schizophrenia as their parents never saw the popples etc. Each if popples cam equiped woth problem. Simpons Maggie dosent talk she has said like 2 words and most 1yr olds are at very least babbling. I think Maggie is on autism spectrum as we have seen her intelligence. Liza chronic depression at 1 time even gave her happy pills. Bart ADHD again was at 1 time on meds. No wonder Marge has huge case of denial she has 3 children who are not right and a drunkard for husband. That’s just to name few and their are so many more cartoons and charters with issues

    • I have Asperger’s and anxiety problems, and I am also a cartoonist, and I am sick and of how so many cartoon characters are being picked apart and labeled with all these disorders they supposedly have. It’s what gives them their personalities and it’s just fun. CARTOON CHARACTERS ARE NOT REAL. And people should be trying to help and understand people with these problems in real life instead calling them nasty things like “crazies” or blaming them for their disorders.

      • I agree but on the same token it helps those of us in the field relate “famous people” to their current day issues. It is a tool to help understandig and normalization.

      • This list was not meant to offend or belittle those with any of these disorders (except maybe Quagmire’s :-P). This was meant to educate and as Shrink9 pointed out, make it a little more relatable to people who might not otherwise know about these disorders. As a fellow diagnosee of anxiety disorder, I understand where you’re coming from, at a certain a point obviously. It is in usuing cartoon characters to illustrate these disorders that it makes it less threatening to those who do not understand what it’s like to have a mental disorder. Also, not all of these are common disorders, and are only brief synopses highlighting some important and interesting information about these fictional characters and their minds. This was not meant to “pick them apart” for the purpose of insulting any readers, and I appreciate your feedback. I may do another list like this at some point in the future, and your comment will be useful should I decide to do so. Also, you’re welcome to write one that you feel does more justice to real life patients. I would love to read it if you do!

  12. I think Ariel has some more problems than just hoarding, but that would probably need longer analysis.
    Does anyone know whether Dissociative Identity Disorder is officially recognized today? Last time I saw a documentary about it, it was presented as a complete bogus, but that’s some time ago.

    • Yes, DID is an acknowledged disorder according to the DSM-5, although I’m sure every therapist has their own views regarding the validity and prevalence of the disorder.

  13. Peter Boucher on

    So regarding No. 7, Glen Quagmire. When he is sexually aroused he always says the word “Giggity”. Is there a term, origin, definition, or any kind of explanation for him using that word ? I’m at a loss for words (No pun intended) regarding that “word”.

      • I would count that more as a catch phrase or a “that’s what she said” but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t be indicative of something else. Tourette’s is a type of tic disorderthat is marked by an inability to “filter” appropriate comments when they are in a state of excitation (happiness, anger, anxiety, sadness, etc.). Quagmire could have a mild case of Tourette’s. I’m not a psychologist, just a former psych major. 🙂

  14. I like The “Hulk-Hulk.” The “Hulk will smash!” and “Hulk is strongest one there is!” Hulk. Over the past few years, he`s become a wimp. Personally, I think the 1980`s cartoon Hulk is better than the movies.

  15. There is a ABC 3 cartoon that I just seen twice while skimming through channels. The cartoons title is ‘Elliot Kid’. This kid has a disorder that he imagines some events eg. castle, future, pirate, wizard ect. but this imaginary problem effects the people around him such as the principal being evil and thinks theres a giant bunny on the loose which is his sister in a rabbit costume. Even he sprayed her with the hose. His 2 friends also get into his disorderly adventure, embarrassing themselves and always getting into trouble. If there are more disordered cartoon characters make another list.

  16. I think Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic should’ve been on this list. She has the exact same disorder as SpongeBob, except even worse. Plus, she has an addiction to sweets, which I believe is a trait in another disorder.

  17. Would a highly-developed caregiver instinct fall under the heading of WBS? I know a woman who has been taken advantage of (not sexually) by co-workers who slack off, knowing that she’ll do the tasks they didn’t do. Then they say they feel bad for not doing their own work, so she brings in home-baked cookies her next shift to make them feel better. *sigh*

    • I highly doubt that. WBS is a chromosomal disorder that also carries with it severe health issues and neurological defects. You can be thankful that she doesn’t have that. I’ve seen people with this disorder, and as nice as they are, they do not have the same fully developed mental capacites as others without. Your coworker probably just needs to start standing up for herself, which any therapist could help her to learn, as well as many good self-help books. I recommend anything by Nina Brown. It’s interesting, your coworker could even have a an developed narcissistic personality. Narcissism doesn’t have to mean an extreme love of the self; it can also mean a form of martyrdom.

  18. How about Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” suffering from “Stockholm Syndrome”.

  19. What’s a better way to teach kids about mental disorders than to constantly expose them to the Crazy’s?