‘You’ fans think Joe is a psychopath, but mental health experts say they’re wrong


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Editor’s note: This article contains spoilers for the television show “You.”

When season 1 of “You” aired, fans took to Twitter to discuss Goldberg’s mental health, though he’s never diagnosed with a particular condition in either season. Still, many viewers seemed to believe he is a psychopath.

But according to mental health experts, Goldberg’s mental health is more complicated, especially since the term psychopath doesn’t hold much meaning, clinically speaking.
Goldberg shows signs of antisocial personality disorder, narcissism, and codependency in season 1.
In season 2, however, flashbacks to Goldberg’s past suggest he could actually be none of those and have an attachment disorder.
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On December 26, Netflix released the highly-anticipated second season of its original thriller series “You,” which centers around narrator Joe Goldberg, a young man who has a pattern of becoming obsessed with certain women, stalking them, winning them over, and killing anyone around them he believes has wronged his lover.

The release reignited Twitter speculations about Goldberg’s mental health that have been swirling since season 1. While Goldberg never receives an explicit diagnosis in either season of “You,” many viewers seem to believe he is a psychopath.

Girls out here seriously crushing on Joe Goldberg aka a stalker murdering psychopath who says stuff like “I wolf you.” pic.twitter.com/VBQCA2nQVf

— Ally (@allyc023) January 12, 2020

i watched You ulit tas uuugggghhhh i know Joe is a gahddamn psychopath but c’moooooon he’s like the ideal guy!!!!

— Kaminari (@roberryrosie) January 13, 2020

Bissssshhhhh I skipped to the last two episodes of YOU and I liked it. Love is a crazy bitch it’s true but joe is just a plain old psychopath. Gives me ted Bundy vibes I think

— mika (@earakim8) January 12, 2020

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