The truth is that most serial killers test at borderline or just above average. Also, serial killers as a whole suffer from personality disorders, but very few get diagnosed as legally insane (Montaldo).
Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), comes in many different forms, and they are all characterised by the way a person thinks and perceives situations that are much different from normal people. People who have this disorder have no regard for right or wrong, often manipulating and antagonizing the people around them. Unfortunately, ASPD does not discriminate either, and famous people with antisocial personality disorder are affected the same way as anybody else.
Thus, the nature vs. nurture argument continues to remain prevalent in the discussion regarding serial killers. Some scientists contend that humans are naturally violent and aggressive. Thus, some humans are born with certain genetic traits that make them psychologically unstable and impulsive. Thus, they are born with homicidal behavior traits
A psychopath is classified as someone who shows no remorse and has no conscience, while a sociopath has some sort of conscience and sometimes shows some guilt or remorse ("What's the Difference Between a Sociopath and a Psychopath"). Psychopaths do not feel sorry for other people (“What’s the Difference Between a Sociopath and a Psychopath”) and Kuklinski certainly did not feel sorry for any of his victims (“Married to The Iceman”). During an interview with HBO, Kuklinski stated that he probably could have killed his father and wouldn’t have felt bad about it ("Richard Kuklinski The Iceman Mafia Hitman HBO Interview 2001 (Part 1)"). Richard Kuklinski also showed sociopathic traits. He only showed remorse when talking about his wife and kids ("Richard Kuklinski 'The Iceman' Part 12 of 12"). During another interview he stated that he doesn’t feel sorry for anything he has done except hurting his family and he also admitted that he was wrong ("Richard Kuklinski 'The Iceman' Part 12 of 12").
The psychological principle (or disorder) that best applies to Joker 's merciless behavior is antisocial personality disorder. Antisocial personality disorder, according to Myers (2011), "is a personality disorder in which the person (usually a man) exhibits a lack of conscience for wrongdoing, even toward friends and family members." Those with antisocial personality disorder tend to lie, break laws, act impulsively, and lack regard for their own safety or the safety of others. In addition, those with antisocial personality disorder may be aggressive and ruthless or even an astute con artist. However, not all criminals have antisocial personality disorder; if a criminal exhibits a sense of responsibility or a moral compass in other areas of their life (areas of their life other than crime), then that criminal does not have antisocial personality disorder. For example, if a hardened criminal (that is in prison for armed robbery) stole money in order to provide for his family (a sense of responsibility), then that criminal does not possess antisocial personality disorder. Furthermore, those that do have antisocial personality disorder may begin to show symptoms during childhood; however, the disorder cannot be diagnosed until
Serial killers are driven by many things. It’s not hard to tell what drove a serial killer crazy. There is nature and nurture in their lives. Estimated, up to 60% of what
One in a 100 people is a psychopath. If there is a school of 1,500 people, 15 of those people are a psychopath or have psychopathic trait/tendencies. The author Jon Ronson of the book “The Psychopath Test” tell us about the fine line between crazy and sane. Is one considered sane in the views of society? Or is society crazy and our own selves sane? Put on your aluminum foil hats everybody because there is a story to be told.
Look around this school and think about exactly how many students are here daily. How
A sociopath is a person with a personality disorder that manifests itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior and a lack of
Central Idea: Psychopath will sometimes shows unique behavior or characteristic such as speech pattern, abnormal sexual behavior and lack of emotional control.
The words “psychopath” and “sociopath” are thrown around quite often and commonly confused, but please bear with me as we dive deeper into the true meaning of the words. In the early 1800s, doctors who worked with mental patients began to notice that some of their patients who appeared outwardly normal had what they termed a “moral depravity” or “moral insanity,” in that they seemed to possess no sense of ethics or of the rights of other people. The term “psychopath” was first applied to these people. The term was changed to “sociopath” in the 1930s to emphasize the damage they do to society. Modern researchers and doctors have returned to using the term “psychopath”. Some of them use this term to refer to a more serious disorder, most of the
Common characteristics that all the resources agreed in defining a psychopath is that these individuals are ones who have no emotions (including empathy or remorse), ones who engage in impulsive and antisocial acts, there is an absence of delusions and anxiety, maintains no real relationships, irresponsible (Fails to follow any life plan), level of intelligence depends on the individual, etc. The collection of moments is a show series called Dexter, the main character is serial killer who targets criminals; Dexter witnessed the murder of his mother at age three and was adopted by Harry, a police officer. Recognizing his psychopathic traits as a child, his adoptative father taught Dexter to “channel his passion for killing to murder other killers.
In the American society, things are more often than not exaggerated to make things more interesting; leave us ignorant with fantasy of crime, horror, romance, action, and adventure. Psychopaths and sociopaths are often confused with each other, and people believe that the two aren’t any different. In the entertainment business, psychopaths and sociopaths are made out to seem ruthless, violent murderers, rapists and more. While they can be all of these things, the media and entertainment business makes things seem different than they really are. According to definition, a sociopath is a person who lacks empathy, but a psychopath is one that has a complete lack of it. That might not seem like like anything at first, but surprisingly, the lack of empathy versus the complete lack of empathy can change things up.
The views over the mentally ill and their relationship to violence are negative to the public eye. The mentally ill are looked down upon the general audience causing the mentally ill to become its own stereotype. Although, the public eye may view the mentally ill as violent researchers have found nothing but the truth. The research actually does show a correlation between the two but has a few reasoning’s behind the numbers of violence seen in the mentally ill. The stereotyping, the drugs, and the experience of exposure.
In the Epic Beowulf, Grendel, the Monster, killed many people. Beowulf ended up killing Grendel by ripping his arm right off and him limping into the wilderness and died slowly. Grendels mother came back for revenge of the killing of her son. While all the warriors are sleeping from the party they celebrated for the killing of Grendel, Grendels Mother attack the Heorot Hall. After she attacks, she ended up running back to her cave where Beowulf finds her there and ends up killing her. While most men are serial killers, Aileen Wuornos wasn’t.