Animal Cruelty: The Key to Serial Minds

Written by C. Bailey-Lloyd/LadyCamelot

What makes a common person a Serial Killer? According to research, serial killers exhibit what is known asrepparttar 'Triad of Warning Signs in Childhood.'1

Indicators include:

* Firestarting, invariably just forrepparttar 126091 thrill of destroying things * Cruelty to Animals: Most children can be cruel to animals, such as pullingrepparttar 126092 legs off of spiders, but future serial killers often kill larger animals, like dogs and cats, and frequently for their solitary enjoyment rather than to impress peers. * Bedwetting beyondrepparttar 126093 age when children normally grow out of such behavior.

One of society's more notorious serial killers, Jeffrey Dahmer explained that wanted to remove 'free will' from his victims so that they would stay with him. In his past, he suffered from abandonment and was afraid of loss and any social upheaval. Another one of his extremely displaced characteristics was that he suffered from low self-esteem. His parents divorced during his teens, and when he did go to college, he performed badly. Upon examination of three psychologists, Dahmer was found to be manipulative, resistant and evasive.2 Further studies of Dahmer revealed that he could not tolerate rejection or abandonment; and that control wasrepparttar 126094 number one factor for him. One clue to his unusually sick behavior was that even in his relationships, Dahmer did not gratify his sexual partners - instead, Dahmer always expected to be pleased by them.

According to Pat Brown's Book, Killing for Sport: Insiderepparttar 126095 Minds of Serial Killers '...serial killers are of average intelligence....most have low level jobs and make poor decisions. ' And, ' is exactly these poor decisions that get them in trouble on their jobs, in their relationships, and in their crimes.'

Based on studies, serial killers usually choose victims that they can easily overpower, such as persons having short height and low weight. Additionally, 'serial killing is not about sex at all, but about power and control and revenge on society.' 2

Ted Bundy, who murdered at least 36 women, was known for his expressed desire to acquire things. From theft, torepparttar 126096 importance of social standing, he pined to break free fromrepparttar 126097 working class from which he was born. Additionally, he 'needed' to possess expensive items as well. Per research, Ted came from a single-parent home, was a severe sexual deviate; and women threatened him. He feltrepparttar 126098 need to not only control them, but to incapacitate them as well. As a teenager, Ted Bundy became known for his violent temper.

But what do serial killers like Dahmer, Bundy and others like them have in common?

'Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, Andrew Cunanan, David 'Son of Sam' Berkowitz, and Albert 'Boston Strangler' DeSalvo were ALL cruel to animals before they started hurting people.'6 Subsequently, killer teenagers Eric Harris, Dylan Klebold (Columbine HS), and Kip Kinkel were also known for their past history of animal cruelty. Inrepparttar 126099 study from of 'The Care of pets within child abusing families,' presented by DeViney & Lockwood, 88 percent ofrepparttar 126100 homes were animal abuse had occurred, children were also abused.

Buying A Romantic Gift For Him

Written by Marguerite Bonneville

Buying gifts for a man is easy if you know what his interests are. And while many ofrepparttar gifts that men like won't necessarily qualify as 'romantic' - at least from a woman's point of view - this isrepparttar 126090 time to be a little flexible in your approach.

What'srepparttar 126091 point of buying him a designer bath set when he'd rather have a new pair of running shoes?

After all,repparttar 126092 idea behind gift giving is that you giverepparttar 126093 person something they'll treasure, or at least appreciate. And while it might not be what you'd want for yourself, this is about him. So maybe it's time to expandrepparttar 126094 definition of a romantic gift.

So what do men want?

We once overheard a male friend complaining, ”Just once I'd like to open a Christmas gift and find a great set of wrenches instead of socks and a silk bathrobe!”

Another man we read about lamented, “Wouldn't it be great to have my girlfriend say to me, 'I love it when you turn up for dinner with grease under your fingernails after working in your garage. And I hope you realize that I don't mind how long you spend in there because I know how much you enjoy it.' If she said something like that instead of carping at me for wasting time inrepparttar 126095 garage, I'd know she accepts me for who I am.”

Onrepparttar 126096 other hand, a male schoolteacher we know said, “I'd love a woman to send me flowers. Or give me a book of poetry by my favorite Australian bush poets. It would show that she's takenrepparttar 126097 time to learn what I like.”

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