By: Nathan Nguyen


Tigger was born in 1924 along with Winnie the Pooh and several other animals in Hundred acre woods (1). Tigger is an ironic, mischievous, and energetic tiger. He is most recognizable by his orange fur with black stripes, large eyes, long chin, springy tail, in which is long and can make a "BONG!" sound, and his energetic personality (2). With his personality, he is sometimes reckless and thoughtless. Tigger is somewhat of a trouble maker and causes a fair share of mishaps for both himself and his friends. To his core, though, Tigger is extremely caring and nice. Everything he does he means no harm, even if his efforts end in some form of misfortune. Tigger could also be considered to be the most social out of the animals, and can be very eager to have his friends join him in his joy. The first time in which Tigger meets Winnie the Pooh is late into the night, when Tigger bounces into Pooh's house. Tigger then proceeds to eat Pooh's honey, however, he doesn't like it. Tigger tells Pooh about the "heffalumps and woozles" who steal honey, then follows up by egotistically describing how he is the only Tiger in the woods. After this, Tigger leaves as fast as he came in (3).
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  • Tigger is always bouncing around
  • "Tigger likes to bounce"
  • He is inattentive and cannot focus, easily distracted
  • Impulsive and does not think when he acts
  • Tends to eat/try any substance or food that comes within his path
  • Restless and stay up late into the night bouncing
  • Extremely social
  • Cannot sit for a long period of time
  • Has trouble waiting for things
  • is very fidgety
  • Interrupting other animals constantly
  • intruding into other's privacy
  • lacking a sense of fear and responsibility
  • He is careless

Possible Psychological Disorder(s)

  • The most prominant psychological disorder that Tigger has is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Tigger is always bouncing as well as hyperactive. His continual irresponsibility causes issues for himself as well as the other animals that live in the same community

  • Another psychological disorder that Tigger may have is a possible substance addiction problem. This is because Tigger tends to try any substance or matter that comes across his path.


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Biomedical therapy is a common treatment for ADHD. In this therapy, the patient is prescribed medications in order to cure the psychological disorder.
  • Behavior Therapy is also used at times. It's goal is to incrementally teach children new ways of behaving by rewarding desired behaviors, such as following instructions, and eliminating undesired behaviors, such as losing their homework.

Drug Addiction

  • Behavior Therapy can be used in order to attempt to eliminate the drug addiction behavior.
  • Cognitive Behavioral therapy can be effective when treating drug addicts. CBT helps the individual to manage their thought patterns, essentially controlling negative thought patterns that may lead to substance abuse or other destructive behavior. Oftentimes, patients discover how to identify triggers that cause them to use drugs, learning to better respond to them without turning to substance abuse.
  • Biomedical therapy can be used to treat drug addiction, particularly, medications can be used to suppress and manage withdrawal symptoms, relapse, and treat co-concurring medical issues.
  • Group therapy is found useful when trying to treat drug addition. This is because it allows the drug addict to find people who are in a similar situation, and it can also provide the drug addict motivation.
  • Client-Centered therapy possibly could be used to allow the drug addict to have an individual based therapy session, in which he can discuss why he is relying on drugs within an accepting and caring environment.
  • Family therapy could help aid drug addicts. Since family members often serve as the core support system for drug addicts that had just exited rehab, it’s important that family members are able to understand the process of recovery so that they can help support the drug addict overcome his addiction. In addition to this, family therapy can address underlying family issues that possibly could've caused the drug addiction, as well as it may possibly help fix or build relationships.