What caused a person to become a mass killer?

Discussion in 'Parapsychology' started by Saint, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. birch Valued Senior Member

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    also, this shooter doesn't fit any profile of a would-be shooter. they were not poor, recently lost a job, loss of loved ones etc. they also had no criminal or mental health record so there is nothing to profile. this makes society more uneasy because it shows profiling doesn't work.
     
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  3. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    They fit more the profile of two brothers in the 1930 they were from a well to do family . they wanted to know how does to feel to kill people.
    So this murder wanted to find out how does it fill, kill fish in a barrel , that is actually the act.
     
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  5. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    That is textbook sociopathy.

    I don't think there's any real evidence yet that this shooter was sociopathic but who knows?
     
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  7. Jordan.S Registered Member

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    But the chances that he is are rather quite high...don't you think?
     
  8. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Not particularly, no.
    Just because he murders - even mass murders - does not mean it is due to sociopathy.
     
  9. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    It depend on your view what a sociopath is . The Las Vegas murder planned his action . Perhaps in your mind the guy was doing research ? He did not give a dam in harming the innocent people including children, he just was interested in his own feeling, I doubt he was angry at humanity , since he spent a lot of time among human, human to him were just a target in a barrel. He prepared a get away for himself .
    I can see nazi during the war the soldiers had orders, but this murder , he is the guy that give orders and executer
     
  10. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Well, no. Sociopathy is clinically defined.
     
  11. Jordan.S Registered Member

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    My point is he might not be diagnosed with it but they are high chances that he has some traits of Sociopathy.
     
  12. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    Is it a pleasure to see people die?
     
  13. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    For sadists and for very, very angry people who want others to feel the pain they feel.
    Otherwise, no.
     
  14. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    maybe the killer is just out of mind.
     
  15. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    You mean "out of his mind".

    Sure. But that doesn't really describe anything. He certainly was able to navigate every other part of his life, including being rich.
     
  16. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    But he knows that he will kill himself if he resisted the arrest,
    killing oneself is not wise.
     
  17. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    That's a generalization. The only person who can decide that is him.
     
  18. birch Valued Senior Member

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    the unrealism is that sociopathy is expressed in differing avenues. some socipaths express it sexually abusing others or deviancy, others physically violently, others by emotional/mental abuse etc, others by lying or cheating etc. some by a combination of these or some of these traits but most sociopaths do things undercover or so they don't/won't get caught, which is most people who value their life quality and continuance.

    this is different.

    the truth is most of society is sociopathic in traits to begin with so to just level it as sociopathy does not really show the whole picture. mass murderers have one major thing in common is they are ready to go out of this world when they commit to such actions.

    most sociopaths commit actions/deeds to benefit their lives in some way, at the expense of others or certain victims which results in suffering or damage, which is the most common form of sociopathy, not to end their lives permanently. you can't use or abuse people if they are dead which true sociopaths need people alive to do so. people often assume that as long as a person does not commit murder, they are not sociopathic and that is furthest from the truth. mass murder is just one form of sociopathy.
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2017 at 12:34 AM

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