Serial killer’s don’t just come out of nowhere. They are made serial killer’s from their past experiences, the traits of a serial killer can be seen from childhood.
They have a very antisocial behavior through out their adolescence. Psychiatrist Dorothy Lewis of New York University concluded that a murderer is made through a very dangerous combination of childhood abuse, neurological disturbances, and psychiatric illness.
As FBI profiler Jim Clemente explained, “Genetics loads the gun, their personality and psychology aim it, and their experiences pull the trigger.”
Here are some traits what you find in serial killer, and was proven true in the cases of many serial killer’s. If only someone would have seen that coming.
A paper published by psychiatrist J.M. Macdonald in his 1963 paper, “The Threat to Kill”, he compared 48 psychotic patients with 52 nonpsychotic patients who all showed violent tendencies. He suggested from the research that there are three particular behaviors which was common in all the serial killer’s.
One of those behaviors was bed-wetting. Although it was a very common issue in childhood, it would become a concern if the bed-wetting continued twice a week for at least three consecutive months after age 5. The child might become humiliated or frustrated by his constant bed-wetting as many parents would ridicule a child for this behavior.
Serial killer Albert Fish, who was convicted for three child murders in the early 1900s, was a known bed-wetter until age 11. Donald “Pee Wee” Gaskins Jr., who claims to have killed more than 100 people although he was only convicted of nine murders, was also a persistent bed-wetter throughout his childhood.
As suggested by J.M. Macdonald the other trait was fire setting, and this behavior can lead to violent tendencies in the future. This behavior ensures that you have a murderer in the making as he likes to destroy everything.
Serial Killer Ottis Toole who was convicted for six murder’s was a very big arsonist from a young age. He was suffering sexual abuse at a very young age and was also exposed to dark rituals including mutilation by his satanist Grandmother.
He also admitted that he was sexually aroused by looking fire, he said he drew a sense of excitement by looking at fire, the bigger the flames, the bigger the thrill.
The third behavior by psychiatrist J.M . Macdonald is harming small animals. Not the one like pulling the tails, the kids do it by curiosity.
But mistreatment of animals, including repeated violence without remorse, is linked to troubled children who later become serial killer’s in their adult lives. Sixty percent of children who have suffered previous abuse themselves have turned to mistreating animals.
Serial Killer Edmund Kemper who butchered his own mother, his mother’s best friend, six female students, and his own paternal grandparents. Edmund Kemper used to torture animals from a very young age. Once when he was 10 he buried his cat alive and dug it out and displayed the head of the cat on spike as a trophy. And at the age 13 he used a knife to chop off the head of the replacement cat.
Writer Harold Schechter noted, “Animal torture isn’t a stage. It’s a rehearsal.”
A study found out that majority of the serial killers had head injuries. All the notorious criminals have had atleast one fatal head injury in childhood. Elaine Whitfield Sharp, defense attorney and expert in head trauma cases, said that these early injuries are connected to a lack of empathy in later life. She explained, “It doesn’t matter whether the frontal lobe damage is psychiatric or traumatic. The result is the same. Gross lack of empathy.”
The list is big and they have all had head injuries at a very young age.
Richard Ramirez (aka the “Night Stalker”) had a dresser fall on his head, and he needed 30 stitches when he was just five. John Wayne Gacy Jr. (aka the “Killer Clown”) suffered from blackouts when his head was struck by a swing at age 11.
When David Berkowitz (aka “Son of Sam”) was eight, he was hit on the head with a pipe, causing a 10-centimeter (4 in) gash. Albert Fish (aka the “Boogeyman”) suffered a severe head trauma when he fell from a tree at age seven. Dennis Rader (aka the “BTK Killer”) also stated that his mother had accidentally dropped him on his head as an infant.
One of the early signs of psychopathy in adulthood is a very strange antisocial behavior like uncontrollable aggression. The Institute of Psychiatry stated that about 5 percent of children have a severe level of antisocial behavior which later develops into psychopathy. For 30 percent of children displaying this behavior, it can be attributed to genetics. For others, it’s due to a difficult, traumatic, or neglectful upbringing.
One example of early psychopathy occurred when Ted Bundy was three years old. He had already begun to show an interest in knives. His aunt recalled a young Bundy pulling back her bed sheets as she slept and slipping three butchers knives beside her. Dangerous!
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