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Yandere is one of several personality stereotypes commonly used in Japanese anime and media. Each personality type ends with the term “dere”, which is short for “deredere”, meaning “lovey-dovey”, and usually refers to how a character would express their feelings towards loved ones. It is also its own archetype as someone who is openly affectionate, choosing to be direct instead of subtle with their affections. Yandere is derived from the word “yanderu”, meaning “sickness”, and depicts characters with an unhealthy obsession for their love, resorting to extreme methods such as kidnapping their beloved, harming or threatening romantic rivals, perceiving everyone as a threat to their affections, or forcing their lover to commit suicide with them. The next archetype, tsundere, is derived from “tsuntsun”, meaning “aloof” or “irritable”, and refers to characters who act mean and harsh to cover up their actual feelings of affection for someone. Next is kuudere, derived from “kuru”, meaning “cool”. They are calm and collected, sometimes outwardly emotionless, but actually have a softer side that isn’t always expressed. Often confused with the kuudere is the dandere archetype, derived from the term “danmari”, meaning silence. Dandere are often shy and reserved, preferring to keep to themselves. They differ from kuudere as the former is calm, blunt, and emotionless; whereas the latter is more flustered and unsure of themselves, resorting to silence out of safety.
The above personalities are the five core dere types, and there are even additional dere types that expound further or combine these five. Yandere actually shares the violent dere category with 4 other dere types: yangiru, yandegiru, mayadere, and dorodere. Whichever your dere type, rest assured that any of the Yandere Simulator mods on this list has what you need to gain senpai’s attention, whether he wants to or not.