Below is a link to the new post on my new blog, Reimer Reason
You might find it interesting because there is a connection to narcissism in a round about way. I have become rather obsessed with figuring out exactly what drives a person to commit such a heinous crime as a mass shooting. Of course it is not as simple as banning guns. That might slow them down a bit but it doesn’t deal with WHY they do it.
As I suspected there are many contributing factors and this post covers a few of them, it is only part 1. What I had not suspected was that there was such a high number percentage of people on psychiatric drugs committing acts of violence and suicide. I thought things like anti-depressants were supposed to stop people from feeling that way!
I have read articles saying that the shooters are narcissists and that just did not ring true to me. They may commit murder when pushed into a corner but for one thing, a narcissist doesn’t seek help on his own because they don’t believe they have a problem whereas almost all, like 99% of them had been taking psychiatric drugs and been getting counseling. But over 60% had a history of domestic abuse also and were terribly self obsessed.
But I have seen with the victims here that a person who feels persecuted, disregarded, dismissed, rejected and no one cares, they become very self absorbed, almost narcissistic. That is why so many fear they are the narcissist. But to have narcissistic traits does not a narcissist make. There are like 20 traits a person must have in order to be considered a narcissist. But at various times in a person’s life they may be more narcissistic than other times.
Anyway, check out the post and let me know what you think.