A senior banker at Deutsche Bank Asia will not go to prison after he was caught carrying a gun in his luggage in a Hong Kong airport, RTHK reported.
Now he will have to serve 240 hours of community service and pay a fine of HK$50,000.
One reason the judge decided not to imprison Yan is because he was suffering from a “dependent personality disorder,” the report said.
According to WebMD, “people with DPD become emotionally dependent on other people and spend a great effort trying to please others. People with DPD tend to display needy, passive, and clinging behaviour, and have a fear of separation.”
Symptoms include [via WebMD]:
- Inability to make decisions, even everyday decisions, without the advice and reassurance of others
- Avoidance of personal responsibility; avoidance of jobs that require independent functioning and positions of responsibility
- Intense fear of abandonment and a sense of devastation or helplessness when relationships end; A person with DPD often moves right into another relationship when one ends
- Over-sensitivity to criticism
- Pessimism and lack of self-confidence, including a belief that they are unable to care for themselves
- Avoidance of disagreeing with others for fear of losing support or approval
- Inability to start projects
- Difficulty being alone
- Willingness to tolerate mistreatment and abuse from others
- Placing the needs of their caregivers above their own
- Tendency to be naive and live in fantasy
Weirdly, the disorder sounds like it would render him terrible at his job as head of institutional clients.