Saturday, September 25, 2004

14 Signs of A Serial Killer

According to Dr. Phil (and who would know better?) here are the 14 signs..Let's see how many I have:

Fourteen Characteristics of a Serial Killer. Could you be raising a criminal? Acts of violence don't come out of nowhere, and every parent should be aware of the clues along the way. (Too bad my parents weren't.) For the most violent of criminals, there are warning signs that often start in childhood. Below is a list of the 14 most common traits of serial killers:

  1. Over 90 percent of serial killers are male
  2. They tend to be intelligent, with IQ's in the "bright normal" range
  3. They do poorly in school, have trouble holding down jobs, and often work as unskilled laborers.
  4. They tend to come from markedly unstable families.
  5. As children, they are abandoned by their fathers and raised by domineering mothers.
  6. Their families often have criminal, psychiatric and alcoholic histories.
  7. They hate their fathers and mothers.
  8. They are commonly abused as children: psychologically, physically and sexually. Often the abuse is by a family member.
  9. Many serial killers spend time in institutions as children and have records of early psychiatric problems.
  10. They have high rates of suicide attempts.
  11. From an early age, many are intensely interested in voyeurism, fetishism, and sado-masochistic pornography.
  12. More than 60 percent of serial killers wet their beds beyond the age of 12.
  13. Many serial killers are fascinated with fire starting.
  14. They are involved with sadistic activity or tormenting small creatures.

Let's see how I stack up?

  1. I am male.
  2. I once used the word salubrious correctly.
  3. Hmm..check mark ..underachieving at school ,"crazy on the job"( or as an online bot once told me in a chat room )-or so I have been told
  4. Sniff..My family life was unstable ..What's that 4/4?
  5. Pops Abandoned me, but Mom was submissive. Can you get half credit?
  6. Daddy drank even when there was only Miller Lite in the house.
  7. I would say hate is a strong word.
  8. Abused?..Well my parents never bought ME a car.
  9. They never caught me early!
  10. What constitutes a High number?
  11. Ok ,so who out there is not interested in porno and voyeurism?
  12. Hey, I only wet the bed till I was 8!
  14. Think about it ,would you torment a non-helpless creature?

I guess only 7 signs is pretty good. Rest easy Momma, you did a good job!! Anyways, if I did become a serial killer, it would all be for Phil Mogg. Phil, your the greatest!

Cryptically, I must add $IGN OF THE 4


romiustexis said...

Comments about my post on 14 signs your a serial killer
You obviously think Dr. Phil is an idiot or you wouldn´t have been so sarcatic in your responce to the seriousness of this issue. Seems like it hit a soft spot somewhere in you and you don´t know how to deal with it except to minimize the reality of what seems to be and is a very serious epidemic in todays society. There are 100´s of thousands of child that have been abused, abandoned and have had to basicly raise themselves in out country today and unless they had positive role models they are destined for a life of continuing the cycle of abuse, neglect and most likely incarseration. I hope you can stop and take a look at your life and honeslt say that you have none of these characteristics and if you don´t then you are one of the lucky ones. I think a lot of times it is hard for someone to understand issues like this unless you have either experienced this kind of behavior or if yoy have seem a child exhibit this kind of behavior. So I guess my point is that you are entitled to your opinion as we all are but think a little bit befoe you make lite of a subject that really needs some positive attention. Dr. Phil was not the first person to talk about the fourteen characteristics but it was something we all needed to be reminded of.
Comment by: La Bruja on Friday, October 01, 2004
As I was reading this list, I pondered on how my life has been till now, being a girl, who responds to so many of these componants. I believe that he is right when he says that a person with this kind of background could becaume violant. However, I don´t believe that he or she is automaticlly going to be harmfull to others. After all, anger can be manifested in a multitued of ways and it does say that suicidal attemps was one of those Charecteristics (my english is not to good, sorry for the bad spelling)
Comment by: Lost Soul on Saturday, October 02, 2004
I am scared about what you have said. I have a 4 year old son that alrady shows some of those sighns and has not had a easy life at all.
Comment by: worried mother on Saturday, October 02, 2004
If you notice, ALL of these traits re very broad... All boys torment some kind pf small animal or insect at one time or another. ALL children have or do wet the bed at some moment in their life (and if you say you never have, then you KNOW you are a liar, and if you can´t remember ask a parent). In todays times there is no "normal/stable" home life. And, all boys are voyeuristic or sexually curious at some point in time... Yes... it is nice that there are these "traits" to go by, but these are so simplistic, and common. Many normal, healthy people carry these traits (some have ALL of these traits), so my idea is... DON´T stress the small stuff. If you are truelly worried about your child then look deeper.
Comment by: les on Saturday, October 02, 2004
I donno yet if i have any but hey and i love dr.phil hahahahha
Comment by: Julie Gallagher on Monday, October 04, 2004
I have a few of those signs (just listen to my music :) but I have to agree this Dr. Phil guy is an idiot. The greatest sign of a serial killer is the number of people killed. His check list is symptomatic of severe paranoia and over analizing something. Lots of people have problems and come from bad places but it dosn´t mean they are bad,... what kind of neo-natzi propoganda does this guy serve up? Is he meaning that people should be measured up against his standard and watched if they match? Hmmmmmm does he have a list for "meglomaniac with a god complex" Give me a brake!! Better lock him up before he runs for office.
Comment by: Nice Guy on Monday, October 04, 2004
Not really interested in Dr.Phil´s over-generalized definition of serial killers in the making. I just wanted to vent at the mispelling in the name of this topic, "14 signs your a serial killer". Its 14 sign YOU´RE a serial killer; "you´re" being the consonant of you are. "Your" indicates ownership as in your car, your dog, or your serial killer. Uh Oh, I just displayed intelligence. I must kill again.
Comment by: Bro on Tuesday, October 05, 2004
You jerkass, Bro. ´You´re´ is a CONTRACTION of ´you are´, not a consonant. Jesus, if you´re gonna be an anal prick, be a grammatically correct anal prick. Nowhere does it say if you embody these characteristics you will become a serial killer. If you do embody them, it means hey, maybe some concern should be shown so you don´t end up a psycho. There are characteristics for heart disease and diabetes as well- doesn´t mean you have either of those though, just means you should watch out. "Think of how stupid the average person is. Now realize half of all people are DUMBER THAN THAT."
Comment by: Dr. Redhook on Tuesday, October 05, 2004
les, you´re stupid. wetting the bed, it said over age 12...thats not all that broad. and sexually curious at an early age...probably 6 and older. not broad at all. think before you speak, or you come out sounding like someone stupid.
Comment by: carolynn on Tuesday, October 05, 2004
Why do I think that Dr. Phil dragged these out of his own personal problems? Yet, I don´t see him running around cutting people open. Or perhaps this idiot has something against nerds, even though he himself is one. Can we say denial? I´ve always been pretty disgusted with Dr. Phil, he always seems to be looking down on everyone and everything, and the only thing he says about people is negative negative negative. This guy has control problems, and he also has a problem of accepting that humans will be humans. Going out like a zealot trying to label what the signs are of a serial killer in the making, but lets face it, you can´t tell what or who a person is going to come out to be. I got brought up in a fully christian home with football fans, and I don´t like football, and I´m an Athiest. How´s that?
Comment by: Lord Hayabusa on Tuesday, October 05, 2004
I read this because I was lookng for some information on what I had heard about being a serial killer and the early warning signs. Now I am not being Sarcastic I came out of that with a total of 11 of 14. Should I look to getting psychiatric help, or believe that to be a croc of shit.
Comment by: Dean Nibot on Tuesday, October 05, 2004
you need some help .... :\ i only got like 8 and that is with being sarcastic so yeah i think you shud go commit yourself
Comment by: 0n1 on Tuesday, October 05, 2004
i dont have any of these features but could this be one..... having sex with dead things(mainly people) i forgot what its called.... something like necropheliac or sometihng because if so i have a problem :Comment by: goth child on Tuesday, October 05, 2004
Unfortunitly I have to admit that I have almost all of those traits. In fact I´ve fanasized about torturing,Killing people..But I won´t!! And do You want to know Why? Because if I ever did;that would make Me No longer Human!!and that Terrifies the hell out of Me..I find release in My video games..Esp (ManHunt) for the Ps 2 And Lots,Lots of Prayer
Comment by: BlackWolf on Wednesday, October 06, 2004
I stand corrected, Dr. Redhook. I was so interested in what I had to say I didn´t check to see if I said anything incorrectly. I was raised by a psycho, religious fanatic Dad who beat me and my siblings regularly. "Experts" say that makes me predisposed to be the same kind of person. Yet, neither I nor any of my siblings grew up to be child abusers (yes, we all have children). There is too much arbitrariness in the declarations made by people like Dr. Phil. While he may be a doctor, he is also a celebrity, which makes anything he says questionable. Just my 2 cents.
Comment by: Bro on Wednesday, October 06, 2004
hola everyone, it was interesting reading your comments:}
Comment by: hanabanana on Wednesday, October 06, 2004
I am currently doing a research paper on the General Information on Serial Killers (ie defining serial killers, noting their origins, how they are profiled, etc...). If anyone could give me a heads up on some really good links, such as this one, it would really be appriciated... thanx
Comment by: LilShuty on Thursday, October 07, 2004
LilShuty, try this one:
Comment by: Bro on Thursday, October 07, 2004
Actually, Dr. Phil didn´t come up with this list. It was written by FBI psychological profilers. These are traits that many serial killers shared as children. If you did indeed have 7 of these 14 traits, you share the same number as Jeffrey Dahmer.
Comment by: Irrelevant on Thursday, October 07, 2004
-Im a male -I am always being told im extremely brilliant -I have a hard time in school -My family is...well...i feel like i dont belong -My father really isnt around for me and my mother typically raises me -My family does contain a few criminals -I cant stand my father i hate him -You could say i was abused as a child by family and by others -i have thought of committing suicide -i was obessed in porn as a child -i love fire its fun -i have thought of torturing people who have done absolutely nothing to me...oh well
Comment by: Silencer on Thursday, October 07, 2004
umm...i´m in serious trouble if this shytz real, because i have 12 of the 14 traits....the only 2 i dont have is; wetting the bed, and an unstable family, if unstable family means financially unstable then i have that one too but other then that i´m kinda scared now.... 1: ima male, 2: when i quit school i had to do a test and i tested 3 grade levels ahead of what i´m supposed to be, 3: i cant keep a job for over 3 months it seems, i havent found one yet. 4: my dad worked out of state from the time i was born, until i was almost 2 i wouldnt even go to my father because i never seen him, it stayed the same for 14 more years. 5: over half of my family are alchoholics, they all fight all the time, and at least 5 of them are on nerve medicines, on both sides of the family. 6: i cant carry a conversation with my parents because we always end up argueing, so i stay gone as long as i possibly can, when i´m home i´m in my bedroom with my door locked. 7: my family has always turned there backs on me, and it got so bad that i had to see 2 different shrinks for about 6 months or so, i cant really remember it because i was around 14-15. 8: time and time again i found myself looking down the end of a shotgun barrel, tried with a .22 one time but the firing pin didnt quite hit the shell hard was a dud. 9: i started "experimenting" with girls, and became extremely ornery as a child, voyerism, yes....very much so...from kindergarten up, it kinda died down though as i got older. 10: my family commonly calls me a pyro at picnics or cookouts because i´m the one to start the fires, and i love fire, i´ve caught my hillside on fire once but got my a$$ beat pretty hard so i didnt do it again, caught my bedroom on fire when i was younger too with a zippo lighter, it was lit and i blew through the back of the lighter where you stick the fluid in. 11: theres still many times when i find myself jumping out of a car to kick the hell out of an opossum or shooting rabbits with my bow and arrow....shooting birds and hoping they dont die so i can kill them with my hands...or hitting frogs with baseball bats, something inhumane and just not right...but fun! :)
Comment by: Tyler on Friday, October 08, 2004
if you find me interesting, or want to tell me off....feel free to do so at . Oh! Yeah! p,s..... would somebody please post more stuff on here if they have anything in common with me? Thanks lots, Tyler
Comment by: Tyler on Friday, October 08, 2004
Tyler, seriously, if you´re still torturing/killing animals, I think that indicates that you should talk to a therapist. What you described is markedly different from what others would describe as "hunting". You seem to derive pleasure from causing pain to other living creatures. I have a brother who used to be that way, but he grew out of it. You don´t seem to indicate a desire to do harm to other people, which is reassuring, but if you´re feeling suicidal or disturbed by your behavior and/or thoughts, its best to get help before you get to that point.
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posted by romiustexis at 5:21 PM

Julie said...
Jeez, you have to love it when you randomly pick a topic that just so happens to attract exactly the people who provide "bathos for the misanthropic." You'll never get this lucky again!

7:15 PM

Anonymous said...

lol. I seriously have 9. and i'm not even a guy. anyhow, I doubt i'll become a serial killer, blood scares me too much. Now, if i could become a pirate....

anyhow 7 outof 14 seems fine to me :D

Anonymous said...

I have 10...KILL KILL KILL

Anonymous said...

If you people beleive this shit, you seriously need to research some serial killers. Most cases involve head trama, or a chemical imbalance involving having 2 X chromosones instead of one. Many other signs are not even on the list. Bottom line is you cant go by Dr. Phils "IDIOTS GUIDE TO SERIAL KILLERS". I personally have 10 and so do most of my friends and we all lead normal lives. All this pretty much does is list everyone in the ghetto and lower class society. Just because our lives are not all peachy like Dr. Phil and his guest DOES NOT make us serial killers.