In her conversation with Dr. Carlisle, Diane was pretty frank in dismantling the cool, confidant, charismatic act Bundy pulled off later in his life. She characterized him as weak and a real people-pleaser. When they would have arguments, she said he was “pitifully weak” and “kowtowed” to her.
“This was my main criticism of him after the year and a half of our relationship,” she continued. “He wasn’t strong. He wasn’t real masculine. If I got mad at him because he did something he sort of felt apologetic about it. He wouldn’t stand up for himself.”