As we continue to look at, investigate, try to understand and prevent tragedies like the mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I thought it would be a good ideal to look at the three categories of people the usually commit mass murder:
- Those who are delusionally insane
- Those who are deeply and suicidally depressed
In rare occasions there are combinations of the three or substance users or in extremely rare cases, brain tumors that cause mental and behavioral changes such as in the case of Charles Whitman.
When it comes to psychopaths however, they are the easiest to explain, and yet often go the most unnoticed.
Psychopathy is a type of personality disorder.
Many people think that they can identify a psychopath by the way they look and act, but that is not usually the case. Most psychopaths are very charming and very good at hiding their psychopathic tendencies until pushed…
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