[HGS]Augardente Guerreiro Dec 4, 2013 @ 4:43pm
A question about Miley...
WARNING: This post is about Miley's psychlogical profile, and it's not necessarily very positive. If you think that might potentially damage your enjoyment of this game, don't read on!



Did anyone else read Miley as being at least borderline psychopathic?

The Hare Psychopathy Checklist identifies the following behaviours as markers for psychopathy:

* Glibness/superficial charm
* Grandiose sense of self-worth
* Pathological lying
* Conning/manipulative
* Lack of remorse or guilt
* Emotionally shallow
* Callous/lack of empathy
* Failure to accept responsibility for own actions
* Need for stimulation/proneness to boredom
* Parasitic lifestyle
* Lack of realistic, long-term goals
* Impulsivity
* Irresponsibility
* Poor behavioral controls
* Early behavioral problems
* Juvenile delinquency
* Revocation of conditional release
* Criminal versatility
* Many short-term marital relationships
* Promiscuous sexual behavior

...Miley hits a LOT of those (obviously the last two aren't applicable). Heck, the goal of the game is forming friendships primarily to suit her own aims. She's incredibly manipulative, and isn't afraid to lie or guily trip people to get what she wants, but she's so charming that people forgive her. Ditto the way she uses Harriet without much regard for how Harriet might feel about it; Harriet always seems to forgive her or make excuses for her. Miley's general recklessness, restlessness and impulsiveness is a recurring theme too, and NPCs often remark on her lack of self-restraint and her inability to set realistic goals.

So two questions, really... do you agree with the assessment that Miley may suffer from psychopathy? And if so, do you think it's intentional on the part of 773?
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Calypsx Dec 7, 2013 @ 9:20pm 
She's just a very open, confident, and carefree person.

Also when she does lie and guilt trip people she's usually just joking around. She has a sarcastic sense of humor, but I seriously doubt she actually means any harm by it since she's a comedian.

Also the game is done in a comedic light on purpose, some of the characters and things said/done are over the top on purpose.
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ソラ Dec 10, 2013 @ 1:47pm 
Sounds more like ADD/ADHD?

Also she apparently works, so she's not that parasitic.
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[HGS]Augardente Guerreiro Dec 10, 2013 @ 3:20pm 
ADHD is something I hadn't thought about, but it's an good call. :)

Originally posted by Calypsx:
Also when she does lie and guilt trip people she's usually just joking around. She has a sarcastic sense of humor, but I seriously doubt she actually means any harm by it since she's a comedian.
A psychopath, especially in a borderline case, isn't necessarily going out of their way to hurt others. She might not mean any harm by it - that doesn't mean she's not causing harm ;)
Calypsx Dec 16, 2013 @ 9:12pm 
So I guess i'm a psychopath.

Wonderful, that's just another problem I have to deal with. :(
Sarah Jan 7 @ 12:14pm 
I would agree that any type of guilt tripping or anything of that manor is done in a comedic light. I don't think Miley ever expects anthing to come of it. When May immediately jumps to join the club, Miley stops her. I think if something simular would have happened with another character she would do the same thing. She might not think about her actions too much at times, but she wants the best for her friends and for them to join at their own time.
Originally posted by HGSFood Processors Are Great:
...Miley hits a LOT of those (obviously the last two aren't applicable). Heck, the goal of the game is forming friendships primarily to suit her own aims. She's incredibly manipulative, and isn't afraid to lie or guily trip people to get what she wants, but she's so charming that people forgive her. Ditto the way she uses Harriet without much regard for how Harriet might feel about it; Harriet always seems to forgive her or make excuses for her. Miley's general recklessness, restlessness and impulsiveness is a recurring theme too, and NPCs often remark on her lack of self-restraint and her inability to set realistic goals.

So two questions, really... do you agree with the assessment that Miley may suffer from psychopathy? And if so, do you think it's intentional on the part of 773?

In anime, the need for friendship overpowers all. If there are people to made friends of, then damn it, nothing else matters. The question of psychopathy is irrelevant in the animeverse.
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Kayarath Jan 19 @ 11:13pm 
Well if you saw the ending scene you get when you have at least four other members, it does shed some light on her.
Psycho Mentos Jan 29 @ 6:42pm 
Originally posted by HGSAugardente Guerreiro:
* Glibness/superficial charm
* Grandiose sense of self-worth
* Pathological lying
* Conning/manipulative
* Lack of remorse or guilt
* Emotionally shallow
* Callous/lack of empathy
* Failure to accept responsibility for own actions
* Need for stimulation/proneness to boredom
* Parasitic lifestyle
* Lack of realistic, long-term goals
* Impulsivity
* Irresponsibility
* Poor behavioral controls
* Early behavioral problems
* Juvenile delinquency
* Revocation of conditional release
* Criminal versatility
* Promiscuous sexual behavior

*reads all checklist* Yo man have you been spying on me, that aint cool, man!
(A☆M) Izaya Mar 22 @ 11:29pm 
Well great im complete psycho
Originally posted by Dr.Stein:
Well great im complete psycho

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