There is something fascinating about serial killers and psychopaths, because it is very difficult for most people to understand what makes them tick. If you’re keen on understanding what goes on inside of the mind of a murderer, read on.
“We serial killers are your sons, we are your husbands, we are everywhere. And there will be more of your children dead tomorrow.” — Ted Bundy
Psychopaths do not feel guilt for their actions, and they cannot feel empathy towards other people’s feelings. This is similar to a “sociopath,” but a true psychopath is very frightening, and even dangerous. Ted Bundy was quoted saying, “I don’t feel guilty for anything. I feel sorry for people who feel guilt.”
49. The Name
The term “serial killer” was coined by FBI Special Agent Robert K. Ressler in 1971. The Netflix series “MINDHUNTER” is based on the true story of the early FBI agents who began to realize the nature of serial killers.
48. Smooth Operator
Psychopaths feel very few real emotions, but they have the to be very charming. The serial killer Ted Bundy was said to be very charismatic. He even tried to run for governor.
47. Can’t Get Enough
While drugs and alcohol do not turn people into serial killers, 70% of them have a history of substance abuse.
46. Tough Nut to Crack
Ted Bundy underwent a psychological evaluation in the Utah State Prison. Since he had taken Psychology classes in college, Bundy knew exactly how to answer all of the questions to manipulate the results to make him seem completely normal. His psychologist, Dr. Carlisle, was so fascinated that he ended up writing two books on the minds of serial killers.
45. A Rare Breed
Thankfully, psychopaths only account for 1% of the population. Then again, that’s not that rare…
44. I Aint Afraid of No Ghost!
The major difference between someone who kills for money or passion and a serial killer is that a true psychopath is never afraid of anything. That includes getting caught by the police, or the possibility of spending life in prison. A study from Georgetown University found that even as young children, psychopaths have never experienced fear, which means they could never be able to imagine what they’re putting their victims through.
43. NOT IT!
Psychopaths don’t take any responsibility for their own actions. They tend to blame other people for their mistakes. In many cases, a killer will blame the victim or someone in their life for “making them do it”
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