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    Question Serial Killers/Sociopaths/Psychopaths

    Anyone else find them fascinating? Interesting?
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    Yeah. I used to correspond with a guy who was formerly Manson's prison psychiatrist, and also Edmund Kemper's.
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    I have been interested in them for a long time. Started with Samenow and a lot of biographies. Now feel pretty saturated with their predictability.

    Interesting to bump into this today as I had a conversation with someone about Manson yesterday. I have trouble with the idea that he was "pure evil." Or that he had unusual powers over others. Heck, he was just a street corner psychologist who, much in his own, I believe accurate, perception had the bad luck to be the scapegoat for a generation of wayward hippies.

    In fact, after a generous reading regarding psychopaths I find many of them to be pretty pathetic creatures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soleil View Post
    Anyone else find them fascinating? Interesting?
    I'm not, but my partner is. IRL she's the executive director of a statewide civil rights organization and is a dogged champion of the underdog, especially those in the disability community. Sometimes I think if certain judges, lobbyists and legislators start disappearing...
    It's a blessing...and a curse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anja View Post
    In fact, after a generous reading regarding psychopaths I find many of them to be pretty pathetic creatures.
    There aren't many Hannibal Lectors captured in real life, that's for sure.

    Some are more interesting than others. In some cases it is their personal characteristics that are interesting ( assuming they can ever get their side of the story out ) and sometimes it is more the quirky details about how they got caught, or their own strategies and second-guessing that were more compelling. In some cases I learn about foreign cultures by reading about their life, such as the case of Charles Sobhraj.
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    Yup, I find them very fascinating..much like an errupting volcano, so I prefer not to come too close
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    acutally no.... because I don't let myself be... I don't like contemplating dark things for too long as it drives me a little crazy but I'm sure if I really got into it then I would be
    ... couldn't drag me away

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    Albert Fish was among my favorites.

    And I also have fond memories of my Chikatilo avatar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anja View Post
    In fact, after a generous reading regarding psychopaths I find many of them to be pretty pathetic creatures.
    This is why I have little interest in them. At least, the real ones.
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    How so? Other than the fact that they kill others?

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