At 8/20/12 02:47 AM, CashClock wrote:
Okay so far I've diagnosed several mental illnesses/disorders and possible drug addictions in these characters:
Fluttershy, Schizophrenia (Notice the way she talks to animals and acts if they're talking back. That isn't normal.) and PTSD. (Watch the episode where she's trying to help in that hurricane thing and has a flashback to the day she had stage fright and the other kids laughed at her.)
She's gone on record believing that she can really communicate with animals to a greater extent than most other ponies. Whether or not this is true is debatable, but she seems to be working just fine with the little critters and they seem responsive to her speech. Though I agree that being bullied for most of her childhood had obvious and lasting effects on her mind and personality.
Rainbow Dash. Not really sure. To be honest she's one the few main characters besides Applejack and Spike to appear completely sane.
RD is insecure as all tartarus, imo. I think she measures the validity of her existence largely on her successes and achievements which could explain her ego. She often seeks attention and praise, boasts almost as much as Trixie, goes out of her way to prove herself in front of others, does whatever it takes to "win" (even resorts cheating if deemed necessary), the list goes on. Can't say anything about a specific disorder though.
Rarity. Blatant Narcissist.
Applejack. Mentioned before I actually haven't noticed anything odd about her.
Probably the most stable of the bunch. I can't help but assume that her parents passed away and that it left some emotional scars. However that doesn't necessarily translate to a disorder or illness.
Twilight Sparkle. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. I don't need to explain. Anyone of you who knows what OCD is will agree with me immediately.
And of course, Pinkie Pie. I've discussed this before. She's on some type of drug or has some kind of hyperactive/manic personality disorder.
Too much of that powered sugar and confetti strips.