A little history is being re-written to bring James
Bond's MI6 psychological report up to date
ahead of his double-0 promotion in the 21st film
James Bond's Dossier - Psychological Report
30th October 2006
PREPARED BY SIR JAMES MOLONEY FROM STAFF INTERVIEWS
Specialist James Bond is a unique individual. He appears to be
of sound mind and strong spirit.
At the age of 11, Bond suffered the loss of both parents in
a climbing accident. This event had a profound impact. In his
later teens, Bond lost his one surviving close relative, his
aunt Charmain Bond. Like most who lose parents in their youth,
Bond has abandonment issues. He rarely makes long-lasting relationships
with men or women. He professes to have never fallen in love.
He maintains no friendships from before his parents’ death
and only the most irregular contact with friends from his late
Bond’s one strong relationship with an adult from his
teens and early twenties — one Hannes Oberhauser of Kitzbühel,
Austria — ended when Oberhauser disappeared mysteriously.
Bond has referred to Oberhauser as a second father.
Bond professes limited memories of his youth in Europe. He is
not nostalgic, but lives firmly in the present. He has only vague
notions or thoughts about old age and retirement, which he does
not seem to think he will live to see.
Bond does not fear death. Although he convincingly claims never
to have contemplated suicide, Bond has a remarkable willingness
to take near fatal risks.
Bond is solitary. He does not console himself by surrounding
himself with others. His athletic pursuits tend to be solitary:
running, skiing, hiking, swimming, diving, and most remarkably,
During a stint at the University of Geneva under an exchange
program with Fettes, Bond led an expedition to the very
mountain where his parents had died. Bond climbed it with
friends and apparently never told them of his personal
and tragic link to the location.
Bond enjoys pushing himself to the limit, both mentally and
physically. Like a few other cases that have come to my attention,
Bond’s stress levels actually drop when the stakes are
higher. He is prone to boredom and mild depression when not challenged.
Bond enjoys drinking and gambling, although the former seems
to be a way for him to test his personal limits at times rather
than a vice. Bond has been known to gamble more than he can afford
to lose, although he always gambles with a plan and a clear understanding
of the odds.
Bond has strong interpersonal skills. He can act comfortably
in many situations, but does not seek out companionship except,
most notably, for sexual recreation. Bond’s lone wolf personality-type
tends to attract others.
Bond is goal-oriented, but he often seeks these goals in an
indirect and secretive way. He has kept many areas of his life
meticulously compartmentalized, never allowing the emotional
issues from the loss of his family or from relationships to intrude
on his professional life. Bond seems to have an emotional and
mental need for multiple layers of reality. He thrives when not
revealing all of himself, carefully organizing the aspects of
his personality he reveals to others. Thus Bond is excellent
as burying information he does not wish to reveal, making him
a very good security risk if questioned under almost any circumstance.
Bond seeks structure in his life. He is a man of pattern
and habit. He has acquired strong tastes. This is a potential
security risk. Bond both thrives under structure yet finds
subtle ways of rebelling against it. He is not self-destructive,
but he can be a challenge to his superiors.
Bond uses humour as a shield and a weapon.
He is skilled at making cutting remarks that reveal insecurities
or mock death, danger and risk.
Most importantly, Bond is deeply loyal to institutions. After
his parents’ death, Bond embraced his British and Scottish
roots. His concept of his nationality is a large part of his
identity. This is reflected in some of his social attitudes,
which seem to embrace a British identity of the not too distant
past. When pressed, Bond seems to identify with the notion of
helping to “protect the realm”, of “serving
the monarch” and the ideals embodied in the mythic notion
of St. George.
While the world is far from black and white to James Bond, he
does tend to see it in stark terms of chaos and order, tradition
and change. Bond has chosen to identify with order and tradition.
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