Posted by Jan den Breejen (126.96.36.199) on September 21, 2003 at 11:19:00:
I think that although there are many unbelievable things in this movie, the traits shown by the protagonist female ' psycho' character seem not so far off the mark. I know a few Adventurous Style women who are extremely goal focussed and tend to be very unethical with regard to career competitors. Suddenly they change from an apparent assertive, goal focussed, energetic employee into a macchiavellian office psychopath. When they are frustrated in their drive towards more status they can get angry outbursts and psychologically destroy any human 'object' or competitor.
Notice the difference with the also dominant Agressive Style; here its not extreme ambition but rather enjoyment of other peoples suffering.
Its easy to see that American Psycho 2 is about Adventurous Style behavior and not Agressive Style violence (which is a goal in itself, not a means to an end)
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