If you read my previous article (I’ll link it below), you’ll probably already figure out that I like linking childhood shows to certain disorders or theories. After doing that article, I suddenly thought of the Spongebob characters possibly having some of these mental disorders as well but I realised that each character fits perfectly with one of the 7 deadly sins

Spongebob Squarepants

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Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? The main character of the show, Spongebob is an eccentric character who’s antics with his best friend Patrick along with his co-worker Squidward is bound to make you laugh. Spongebob represents LUST. He loves everyone and everything unconditionally; he may even love too much. Spongebob is constantly trying to win over everyone including Plankton, his boss’s arch-nemesis and even his co-worker Squidward who so obviously detests him. Its is likely that he feels as if he must have the approval of others, while constantly seeking assurance from everyone around him.

Patrick Star

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The best friend of our main protagonist, Patrick has become one of the most relatable and well-liked characters in the show. Recognised for his lack of desire to do anything along with being the village idiot of Bikini Bottom, Patrick represents SLOTH. Once winning an award for doing nothing longer than anyone else in all of Bikini Bottom, Patrick lives under a rock either sleeping, watching TV, or engaged in the "art of doing nothing", which as we all know he is an expert in.

Squidward Tentacles

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Spongebob's co-worker and neighbour and an avid fan of the clarinet, Squidward is most notable for his distaste for everyone else in Bikini Bottoms - especially his neighbour, Spongebob and finds pleasure in seeing Spongebob in pain or sad. Squidward represents WRATH. Squidward works as the cashier of the Krusty Krab although he absolutely loathes it. He is a very selfish individual and displays an unjustified air of superiority, often being seen yelling at Spongebob and Patrick throughout the day.

Sandy Cheeks

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The only ‘land critter’ in all of Bikini Bottom, Sandy is a squirrel from Texas, something she is extremely proud of. Sandy represents PRIDE, overly confident would be the perfect way to describe Sandy. She believes herself to be the best at everything be it in karate fights with Spongebob or through her participation in extreme sports. Constantly boasting about her accomplishments, everything becomes a contest for Sandy and she has a tendency to overestimate her abilities due to her own ego.

Mr Eugene H. Krabs

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Spongebob’s boss and the owner of the Krusty Krab, Mr Krabs is known for his incessant love for money and a word to best describe him would probably be ‘penny-pincher’. Mr Krabs represents GREED. Everything in which he is associated with must have some sort of benefit to him, nothing he has ever done has been for the benefit of others, just him solely. Mr Krabs has gotten into fights with customers or other civilians for even just one penny and can often be seen jacking up prices of Krabby patties in order to gain more revenue.

Sheldon J. Plankton

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Known as Mr Krab’s arch-nemesis and the tiny green creature in the show constantly harassing the workers of the Krusty Krab, Plankton is the owner of the Chum Bucket which is a complete failure. Plankton represents ENVY, he is envious of Mr Krab's success and is constantly attempting to steal the Krabby patty formula, something that always ends in failure. Plankton is far more concerned with taking something away from someone else rather than cultivating his own talents and skills and he is literally green with envy.

Gary the Snail

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Everyone's favourite sidekick known as the snail that meows, Gary is Spongebob beloved pet sea snail who lives with Spongebob in their pineapple home. Gary represents GLUTTONY. In the show, Gary is mostly not seen doing much other than staying at home eating and drinking. Remember that one time Spongebob forgot to feed Gary and he ran away?

For a period of time, I was obsessed with the seven deadly sins (after watching the anime). To me, it's just really amazing and pretty crazy how something that was such a big part of my childhood has brought me deeper meaning now that I'm older.

I hope you guys enjoyed this article, thanks for reading!

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