Frank Underwood is a veiled sociopath who is devoted to the path of power and violence. Underwood, a slick politician, has a long ledger of sins and with sudden issues of rage.
According to PLOS Blog, Frank Underwood not only meets the criteria for sociopaths but also the definition of a sociopath. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V (DSM 5), Underwood is a bearer of Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD)
However, the most eloquent part of this man lies in his speech. Underwood can actually shut someone down while in conversation. With his vehement thrive for tough talk, Underwood is a classic example of arrogance and sociopathic tendencies.
“I hear silence, I don’t like that sound.”
The quote reminds of the Simon and Garfunkel song “Sound of Silence.” Underwood is all about the “on your face” attitude. He hates stammering and demands for fast answer right after the question is made. Silence to him is uneventful and but it is still a sound that is intolerable because of its hollowness.
“This is the part where you leave.”
He goes hand in hand with the tendency of non-conformity and an utter disregard for the rights of others. He is gruesomely capable of making people feel inconsequential. His way of achieving things is contrary to normal human nature.
“I have zero tolerance for betrayal, which they will soon indelibly learn.”
He despises traitors while having zero tolerance for a lot of things, says Uproxx. This list includes waiting at a urinal, using hashtags, mayo etc. Underwood is deceit personified, that makes him paranoid of other’s betrayal. A typical condition seen in ASPD.
“For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there can be no mercy. There is but one rule: hunt or be hunted.”
There is a huge lack of remorse in Underwood, while being totally indifferent towards harming or mistreating someone.
“You don’t’ want to work anywhere you’re not willing to get fired from, Zoe. Treading water is same as drowning, for people like you and me,” he says.
“Go f__k yourself.”
Not a quote of the time, rather something old, but it surely gets the job done. The quote suggests the fierceness and irritability of the man in question. He is surely violent but has eventually become more measured in his actions.
The shortest quote from the man of this article, Underwood is firm as his sincere lies in which he believes. His “No” is as piercing as his drive to reach the goal of becoming the president.