This episode of Pop Psych looks at the man, the myth, known as Kris Kringle, Saint Nicholaus, and many other names. The video provides a funny clinical analysis of Santa. It introduces and explains a number of terms about personality disorders.
- What are egosyntonic and egodysntonic personality disorders? Which is Santa and why?
- What are some of the psychological symptoms that he exhibits? What’s the final diagnosis?
- What do you think of this analysis? Would Santa be as crazy if the magic around his myth was real?
Keywords: Santa Claus, Christmas, myth, story, folk tale, fictional, psychology, psychoanalysis, therapy,