Stanton E. Samenow, who has long experience studying offenders, high-lights the key commonalities among mass shooters in an article at Psychology Today Blogs. Here’s a nugget:
Mass shooters come from different racial, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. What they share is a view of themselves and the world. They believe that they are unique in the sense of being superior to others. They build themselves up by trying to control others whether by deception, intimidation, or brute force. They regard human relationships as avenues for conquest. The greater their accomplishments in legitimate endeavors, the easier it is for them to mask who they really are. Such individuals find enormous excitement in finding ways to build themselves up by putting others down. They know right from wrong but have a chilling capacity to eliminate such considerations from their thoughts while pursuing their objectives. When apprehended, they regard themselves as the victims and routinely blame others or resort to claims of mental illness.
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Remind you of anyone you know?