The Perks Of Being A Wallflower Psychological Analysis

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The most recent movie I watched is called, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. In the movie, the main character is Charlie, who had been sexually abused by his aunt when he was young. He did not tell this to the others, including his parents. Since being sexually abused was so shocking to this young boy, he suffered from the trauma although he was a teenager. A specific name for this disorder is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). As said in the title of the movie, he was a wallflower. It seemed he did not want to hang out with people and kept everything secretively. Due to PTSD, he has experienced some flashbacks of his aunt whenever he sees any kind of abuse happening. When he was with his friends, he felt better and it seemed like the flashback was gone. However, when…show more content…
Based on his behavior, I was able to observe the four Ds introduced by Comer (2013), which are distress, dysfunction, danger, and deviance. Being deviant is being different from the others and showing unusual behaviors (Comer, 2013, p. 2). Being distressed is to feel unpleasant about the event happening to the person (Comer, 2013, p. 3). It is considered dysfunctional when the event obstructs the activity of a person in his or her daily life (Comer, 2013, p. 3). Also, the person is always at the risk of feeling dangerous when going through abnormal behavior (Comer, 2013, p. 3). The event Charlie experiences is very unusual for many people without disorders. The behavior of Charlie is different since he needs friendship to halt the flashbacks and delusions from happening. As said, whenever Charlie

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