A Psychological Take on Frozen

Hey, so I was listening to the Frozen soundtrack today (I know, I’m a little kid inside) and I thought about the song “For the First Time in Forever.”  In case you haven’t heart it, you can find it here.

So, I realized that Anna, the ginger, younger sister, has something that reminds me of mania.  There’s this “Oh my gosh, the world is a great place and I get to do this, this, this this, and this” vibe from her.  She seems rather hyper, and her thoughts are all over the place. She has this delusion that the first guy she meets is going to be “the one.”

Elsa, on the other hand, is the depressive side of bipolar disorder.  “Conceal, don’t feel, put on a show.”  Sounds like someone masking their depression, doesn’t it?  Then she goes and says, “Make one wrong move and everyone will know.”  That makes someone think of the negative thinking that goes with the depression.

Then there’s this part where both females say the exact same thing, showing how depression and mania can have the same sentence structure, but have a different outlook.  When you’re manic, everything’s great (depending if you’re that hyper happy or agitated happy; I’m usually the hyper happy) and you just want to sing and dance and love everyone.  When you’re depressed, you dread things, and it’s hard to be positive.

So, yeah, this came to me while I was listening to the song, and that’s what it makes it more… Relatable.  I hope you guys enjoyed this, and I might do this with other songs.