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Are killers made or born?   

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Mathews James
@Mathews · Posted 24 Sep. 2020


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Joe Waiganjo
@Techy.Rack · Posted 25 Sep. 2020

What a great question! This is one subject that has been debated in many areas of psychology.

Serial Killer Mindset

When a person sees a subject as fully human, and that human target has certain traits, the serial killer come to the conclusion that murdering that human is beneficial for their own self interest. A serial killer does not need to dehumanize their targets to take action.

A man sees a blonde woman with small breasts as a means to satisfy sexual urges. Or when a man sees that blonde woman as his immediate relative who made his early life hell. One or the other, if he owns the mindset of a serial killer, those women with those traits are going to die by his hand.

A woman can see the same traits as her rapist in other men, and punishes them as if they was her rapist. Or that woman can see a man that resembles her abusive father/uncle/priest and she needs to satisfy that desire to punish them for her suffering, though those men didn’t have any part in it. If she takes action to satisfy her conscious by killing those men, though they personally had nothing to do with her past, she is a serial killer.

When a person merely finds they enjoy the power of murdering another human being, no motive or prior trauma required. These are the scariest of them out there, because they have no established pattern to their targets, they are the hardest serial killers to catch.


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Bomb . Carpe Diem...
@bomb · Updated 24 Sep. 2020

I think killer instincts are nurtured. It depends on how someone was brought up. If you were brought up in a manner that doesn't appreciate the existence of a fellow human being, you will end up being a killer. Because you will see no value in human life. 

There is a myth behind genetically transferred killer instincts. I tend to disagree with that fact. There is nothing like passing down killer instincts, they are all made. And picked up along the way as someone grows up. 


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Ryan M 
@RyanM · Updated 25 Sep. 2020

That's a tough one to answer. I can't see someone being born that way unless they have a chemical imbalance in their brain. But, some are made, usually by their upbringing, childhood, or other life-altering events. 

But, even so, kids with good upbringings doesn't automatically mean they won't turn out to be killers. Anything can happen to them in life; bullying, abuse, and of course chemical imbalance in the brain. 

And keep in mind, a lot of murders are spur of the moment situations, where none of it was planned. That's why a lot of people are caught so quickly. But, there are some people who plan things out. I think in that case, it's again, a chemical imbalance in the brain. 

What I'm trying to say is this, there's no easy way to pin-point who a killer is, or how they're brought up.


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Debbie Katz Free Spirit
@debkatz78 · Posted 25 Sep. 2020

I think people turn into killers from trauma. This is like pedophiles. In almost every case, they were sexually abused as children themselves. It would make sense that a child who is mentally, physically, or emotionally abused or put through some sort of trauma to react negatively.


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Godwin Oladele I write content
@Writelord · Updated 25 Sep. 2020

Have a look at these Serial killers.

They all have one thing in common. A motive.

No killer is made or born. It's all about motive. Why, because when killers do get convicted, they all almost seem to play the blame game.

They blame it on trauma; on childhood frustrations; on the society. But really it's never about any of that.

It's all pure motive.


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Sarfraz Ali
@Sarfraz.Ali · Updated 24 Sep. 2020

Man will never be motivated to kill another human being except in circumstances. They may be jealous. Maybe they are looking for revenge. They may be mentally retarded. There are thousands of reasons why one person can kill another. Thousands of years ago, killing people was essential to their survival. Now, not only that, of course, there will be a desire to kill someone. However, the root of this desire is traits, thinking of intervention, etc.


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Yuri R
@yurir · Posted 24 Sep. 2020

My personal opinion is that it may be caused by some sort of mental illness. I think as humans we are generally compassionate towards our fellow humans. Although yes this can also be because of experiences from childhood


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