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Maan Singh Khurana
An Extensive Case Study
Maan Singh Khurana. He is a man of many qualities with different facets. He is handsome, rich and famous. He is a recluse, who is reserved but kind hearted as well. He is a perfect man, who is an ideal lover for women across the globe. He is smart, intelligent and every woman's dream. However, this seemingly perfect man also has many flaws. The flaws that becomes evident when you get closer and look deep enough. Maan Singh Khurana is a troubled man. A man who is suffering from a lot of issues in his past which occasionally manifest itself in his conduct. He is a man of many layers and every layer has secrets embedded in it. In short, Maan Singh Khurana has problems which need to be examined closely to understand his character.
Every Man is a Product of his experience, so is Maan. I believe Maan has lived a very distressed life so far that has made him the man that he is today. He is a man in need to be understood and dealt accordingly. In other words, Maan is in dire need of a therapist and psychiatric help'so here is my explanation why:
The criterion of Ambivalent Attachment has three distinct characteristics:
a) Reluctant to become close to others; Maan always refuses to get close to people; he is always curt with Dadima, the most important person in his life. He was extremely wary and distant from his brother Dev. In fact, he doesn't even have friends; he has an office staff instead who he is working for a considerable period of time with but still has to struggle to be cordial with. For example, the whole series.
b) Worry that their partner does not love them; Maan is very insecure in forming a bond. He was so anxious that Geet didn't love him before he even himself admitted to having any feelings for her. He went to lengths to prove to himself and get her to admit her love for him without ever expressing his own love for her. For example, testing Geet over and over again during Pari's cameo
c) Become very distraught when a relationship ends; it is extremely evident that Maan was very distraught and bears deep scars from his previous break up. For example, break up with Sameera.
The Criteria for Avoidant Attachment are stated below:
a) May have problems with Intimacy: we have witnessed it many times. Maan does not like to become emotionally intimate with anyone. In fact he hides important things from his Dadima, the most important person in his life. He also doesn't confide everything in Geet either, even though he is madly in love with her. For example, Geet still doesn't know that Maan has a brother named Vicky, or He was in a relationship with a woman named Sameera previously.
b) Invest little emotions in social and romantic relationships: this is one is very tricky, it took Maan a long time to come to terms with his feelings for Geet and to accept them. However, he still remains a social recluse. He doesn't have friends and he doesn't interact with anyone but his family and Geet.
c) Unable and Unwilling to share thoughts and feelings with others: Maan is always unable to share his most private feelings with anyone. He can never confess to dadima how much he was in love with Geet. Similarly, he can't even properly confess to Geet how much he loves her. For example, I m still waiting for an EXPLICIT I LOVE YOU!!!!! And He hasn't also confessed about Sameera to Geet.
2) Defense Mechanisms: Defense mechanisms are one way of looking at how people distance themselves from a full awareness of unpleasant thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Maan have used them through out the series so far, I am only going to mention the two most commonly used by Maan:
3) Narcissism or Narcissistic Personality Disorder:
A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:
a. Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements). For example, Maan Singh Khurana does not need anyone.
b. Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love. For example, Maan Singh Khurana's Fiance demands.
c. Believes that he or she is "special" and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions). For example, The Dhabba incident.
4) Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder:
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, OCD, is an anxiety disorder and is characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions). People with OCD may be plagued by persistent, unwelcome thoughts or images, or by the urgent need to engage in certain rituals. For Example, being Obsessed with the girl you are in love with. Stalking the object of your desire consistently, even when you tell yourself that you hate her.
5) Intermittent explosive disorder:
Intermittent explosive disorder is characterized by repeated episodes of aggressive, violent behavior in which you react grossly out of proportion to the situation. Road rage, domestic abuse, and angry outbursts or temper tantrums that involve throwing or breaking objects may be signs of intermittent explosive disorder (IED).
The aggressive episodes aren't accounted for by another mental disorder and are not due to the effects of a drug or a general medical condition. That I cant be sure of'.however, he hasn't shown any drug problems or any other mental condition which would explain his sudden outburst of anger and aggression.
6) Hubris Syndrome:
Hubris Syndrome is a very curious condition. It is commonly known as the "God Complex". According to Clinical medicine, "Hubris syndrome is associated with power, more likely to manifest itself the longer the person exercises power and the greater the power they exercise. Usually symptoms abate when the person no longer exercises power. It is less likely to develop in people who retain a personal modesty, remain open to criticism, have a degree of cynicism or well developed sense of humour." Reminds of Maan, doesn't it?
the diagnosis of hubris syndrome typically grow in strength with time and exercising Power. At least three or four symptoms from the following tentative list should be present before any such diagnosis be contemplated:
* a narcissistic propensity to see the world primarily as an arena in which they can exercise power and seek glory rather than as a place with problems that need approaching in a pragmatic and non-self-referential manner: Remember Maan takes decisions for people, whether it be saving them or telling them that they have to come with him to Amritsar.
* a predisposition to take actions which seem likely to cast them in a good light, taken in part in order to enhance their image : this symptom was indirect, he cared a lot what the people in that conference room heard when Geet rejected him. he is also pretty careful about Khurana khandan ki izzat.
* a disproportionate concern with image and presentation , same as above. He exalted in knowing that he was the most coveted bachelor in town.
* a messianic manner of talking about what they are doing and a tendency to exaltation in speech and manner; Quoting Maan " Geet You Need Me", that little sentence explains a lot.
* a tendency to talk of themselves in the third person or use of the royal 'we'; constantly reffering to himself as Maan Singh Khurana
* excessive confidence in their own judgement and contempt for the advice or criticism of others; how dare Geet save the presentation in front of Mr Chopra? Without seeking consent from Maangod ?
* exaggerated self-belief, bordering on a sense of omnipotence, in what they personally can achieve ; Maan Singh Khurana Sub Kuch karsakta hai'..
* a belief that rather than being accountable to the mundane court of colleagues or public opinion, the real court to which they answer is much greater: have we ever seen him give proper explaination for his behavior to his own beloved Geet?? Did he ever told her why he let Dev out of jail? He thinks he is not accountable to her.
* restlessness, recklessness and impulsiveness; Kurban Hua moment, Announcing wedding in front of the press without asking Geet first and Khoon Bhari Maang
* loss of contact with reality, often associated with progressive isolation; resorting to tai-chi, Maan-chi, wood-chi and recently Hoo Haa, rather then talking to people, making friends.
A pervasive pattern of negativistic attitudes and passive resistance to demands for adequate performance, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicted by four (or more) of the following:
a) passively resists fulfilling routine social and occupational tasks: How many times have we seen Maan actually working in the office??
b) complains of being misunderstood and unappreciated by others : How many times he complains about being misunderstood by dadi and Geet??
c) is sullen and argumentative: LOL do I even have to say anything??
d) unreasonably criticizes and scorns authority : Outhouse fiasco, Complaining about Dadima annoying him.
e) expresses envy and resentment toward those apparently more fortunate: okay maybe not this one !!
f) voices exaggerated and persistent complaints of personal misfortune: Dadima ki Complain ki dukaan is always open for Maan.
g) alternates between hostile defiance and contrition: Defy affections for Geet by manhandling her and then feeling contrite after doing it. Watch Dargah episode before and after.
In Conclusion, all I want to say is that, Maan is a very troubled man. He might be very "dreamy" and all but he really has some issues that need to be resolved. So CVs and Devils I implore you to look closely at your favorite character and try to explore how some of these conditions arose in the first place. Many of these conditions are stemming from childhood and having unresolved issues with parents, caregivers and siblings. So please explore this faade of Maans character and send him for Therapy because in reality he is in need of help.
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Since I like Maan so much (rolling eyes) and I m Oh So Curious about some of his extremely weird behavior here are some more conditions that I have diagnosed him off. Well, I am being extremely serious here; in fact if I was anymore serious I would be named Sirius Black!!! Hehehe just kidding....'couldn't help my self.......'so yea this is all PHUN with very little sense ;) ENJOY!!
Melancholia, also know as Major depressive disorder, is a mental disorder characterized by an all-encompassing low mood accompanied by low self-esteem, and by loss of interest or pleasure in normally enjoyable activities. Maan has always been depressed, always doing tai-chi or wood-chi and never showing interest in normal pleasures of life. Like, having friends, reading, traveling and in any other activity. He is always trying to avoid situation which involve having fun and loosening up. He doesn't like to do it himself and he doesn't even like it when others do it. For example, He was such a Grinch during the Chopra launch party where everyone's doing Bhangra'.he just has to blow everyone's bubble'and he only likes his Coke can'the one he was carrying with him in HP days.
In 1996 Randy O Frost and Tamara L Hartl defined compulsive hoarding with the following:
The acquisition of, and failure to discard, possessions that appear to be of useless or of limited value. b) Living spaces so cluttered that using the room as intended is impossible c) Significant distress or impairment to function. Two Words "SPOOKY ROOM". Do I need to say anymore?? Why would a normal person hoard things which have hurt him from his past?? It is clear that Maan is suffering from Compulsive Hoarding.
Anorexia Nervosa: is an eating disorder characterized by refusal to maintain a healthy body weight and an obsessive fear of gaining weight, often coupled with a distorted self image which may be maintained by various cognitive biases that alter how the affected individual evaluates and thinks about her or his body, food and eating. For example, Maan is obsessed with his body image. Compulsive excercising, and when have we ever seen Maan eat anything but that Papaya episode?? Before that he kept avoided eating and after that he is still avoiding it.
Fetishism is the use of an inanimate object or a specific part of the body for physical or mental sexual stimulation. This sexual behavior is widespread and takes many forms, from benign (a preference for the partner's wearing of lingerie before sex) to vicious (a rapist cutting a lock of hair from the victim for use in masturbation). The disorder characteristics are:
Repeatedly for at least 6 months the patient has intense sexual desires, fantasies or behavior concerning the use of inanimate objects (such as shoes, underwear). In Maan's Case it's the Duppatta, Geet's duppatta to be specific. He is always playing with it.
This results in clinically important distress or impairs work, social or personal functioning. With the fear of sounding redundant, how many times have we actually seen Maan working? Or behaving normally?
Mild form of Exhibitionism:
He is stripping all the time'.maybe he is not exposing the real thing Exhibitionist show'but he has the tendency to not wear clothes'even in front of Dadima'.I mean what the hell?
Mildly Voyeuristic' "A Peeping Tom":
Isnt he watching Geet all the time? Even when she is changing? I mean dude get a life' he has so far watched her change three times as I recollect. Once, during Roop Tera Mastana sequence, next, during the engagement preparations and the third time was when he walked in on her in Indian Paints. It seemed really romantic, but in real life it's just plain creepy. I mean why he can't give the girl some privacy. He is just smothering her with all his stalking and his voyeuristic tendencies.
Well, I had thought of adding Learning disabilities in Maan here as well since he never learns from his Past'.I mean he had a girlfriend/wife/romantic interest before rt? So y doesn't he do anything'well whatever and he also doesn't learn anything from his own mistakes'keeps pissing Gith off'.Cheapskate Looser!!! But since I m feeling very generous I m going to leave him alone now.
Epi analysis......*meh* may be
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Since I m suppose to play the role of a defence lawyer for Maan Singh Khurana..so here I m with my short but mayb powerful defence..
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@ all : devilss who have time to spare & can help me in openin the eyes of CVS!!! plz do pm me....
jus start watching the episodes & make note of the stuff tat was invented & left jus like tat..
like now we r discussing future plots... we will raise uor questions to the PAST track which was left unanswered so tat we give CVS a chance to re organize !!!
to add o nt othe CASE anaLYSIS by mahEEn....
The carpenter's Syndrome
Indeed Maan singh Khutrana should ba a carpenter by profession only then can he meet success no use of running behind wodden blocks & cursing them'..
Features of carpenter's syndrome::
Mental deficiency is also common with the disorder, although some patients may have average intellectual capacity' am I not right ???
Tower-shaped skull ( for hid Endless growing hairs)
Additional or fused digits ( all his digits r fuded & he knows oly to run away from geet cant stand)
Reduced height.( reduced height of Brains' never thinks.. never never'..
Aspergers Syndrome ' Carpenter's syndrome ' Sopite SYNdrome
Asperger's Syndrome often prefer their own company. ( ANGRY YOUNG MAAN)
They are not interested in fashions, trends and celebrities and may seem to live in their own private world.( MAAN SINGH KHURANA WAHI KARTHA HAI JO USI ACCHA LAGE )
Any interaction with peers may be one-sided as they tend to talk exclusively about their interests and do not ask any questions.( GEET CHUP BILKUL CHUP, JAB BOSS ORDERS DE RAHA HAI JUS LISTEN)
Social responses are often inappropriate.( FILE KHARAB KARDI PHIR BHI Masti KE MOOD MAI )
The sopite syndrome is a neurological disorder that relates symptoms of fatigue, drowsiness, and mood changes to prolonged periods of motion & disinclination for work''..
Kc will soon go in for auction !!! bit am still thinkin!!!
The essence of show was completely fiished by anni'..
The swimming poow wala scenes were so pathetic'. Do something to anni'..
GEET I seriously have certain issues with her >
y do I feel tat there is so much of repatation in dialogues?? Geet meera confrontation also had the same dialogues abt ajnabee'. Oly the DIARY MILK element was msissin!!
Oki the office staff entry was OTT'..
Now a days am feeling tat I have to watch the show jus for maaneet'' expecting nothing frm any others in team or scene'..
I don't feel like writing much'.. but the las t part kinda saved yday epi'.
Arjun has great potential & GEET reminds me : "aa bail mughe maar" in sasha's words a walking disaster for herself!!
Well he finally has got 3 in his hands'. Am waiting to watch more arjun maan confrontations!!!
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@Sin Am reading the prognosis! OUTSTANDING! I think he has 1, 3, 5, & 6 in Spades! Babaji and Geet need to help him ASAP, i think u left him fetalWhat is MAAN's Weakness: His Ego, so Hubris diagnosis is most accurate. He tries to control and thinks he can control everything around him. 1/2 His problems would not exist if he stopped treating Geet like a 1/2 wit and not his life partner:
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Maan was actually supposed to be arjun
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8/11#Devils Den#Absence Makes D Heart Grow Fonder
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|md410||890||41400||02 September 2010 at 8:47am by luvGeet|
#*Devil's Den#* Disappointed "Eye Hungry" Devils
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|Doodle||1197||49043||06 August 2010 at 12:33pm by SuhaniSonia|
Arjun OR Maan?
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|-Lana||12||2528||24 April 2010 at 3:12am by sheena_12|
Is the arjun (gurmeet) introduced
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Be the Bride of his Dreamzz!!
Living every girl's fantasy, such is your gorgeous Drashti Dhami!!
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