4) Norman Bates: Mother? Is that you?
Example? Norman Bates from “Psycho,” obviously.
Who is he? The guy who told you that he hates his mother. While people complain about Mama’s Boys there is something worse than a man who won’t cut the apron strings, and that is a man who is really, really angry/obsessed with his own mother.
Who does he affect? Everyone. This is the guy who laughs too hard at the rape joke. Heck, he probably made the joke. He doesn’t seem to like women. Or anyone. He’s just angry. But instead of directing that anger at the woman who dropped him off at a mall and never picked him up again, he’s chosen to take it out on every woman. What most people forget is that men who are misogynists often aren’t that nice to other men either. Oh sure, he tells that off-color joke that’s so wrong it’s funny. But if something bad happens to you he always dismisses it, tells you you’re soft and seems overly invested in ruining your own relationships. Why does he care so much about what you’re doing? Because if he can’t be happy with a woman, no one can.