Traits to look out for: Are you raising a potential serial killer for a daughter? Acts of violence do not come from nowhere, and all parents should be aware of the indications of the way. For the most violent criminals, there are warning signs that often start in childhood. Below is a list of 13 most common characteristics of serial killers.
Serial killers tend to be intelligent, with IQ in the "bright normal" range.
They tend to do poorly in school, have trouble holding jobs, and often work as unskilled laborers.
They tend to be of markedly unstable families.
As children, they may be abandoned by their fathers and from dominant mothers.
Their families often have criminal, psychiatric and alcoholic histories.
They often hate their fathers and mothers.
They are often abused as children - psychologically, physically and sexually. Often the abuse by a family member.
Many serial killers often spend time in institutions as children and have records of early psychiatric problems.
They often have high rates of suicide attempts.
From an early age, many are very interested in voyeurism, fetishism and sadomasochistic pornography.
Serial killers might wet their beds over the age of 12 years old.
Many serial killers start fascinated with fire or causing harm to small animals or pets.
They are often involved with sadistic activity or tormenting others.
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