Fugue State and Serial Killing … by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 6 September 2018

Dear Ones,

I note from Wikipedia that risk taking is one of the essential features of antisocial personality disorder …

Link: “Antisocial Personality Disorder,” in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antisocial_personality_disorder … Search the term: risk taking

I feel, because low risk avoidance is a characteristic of the ASP, and

I feel that risk taking in the antisocial personality (the ASP) may have to do with impulsivity. It could be that the ASP impulsively engages in risk taking behaviors. Thus impulsivity, which is a feature of many psychological disorders, is also a characteristic of the antisocial personality (the ASP) …

Link: “Impulsivity,” in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impulsivity ..

I see that impulsivity problems have to do with prospective memory (e.g., planning):

Link: “Are Impulsivity Problems Memory Problems?” in Association for Psychological Science, https://www.psychologicalscience.org/publications/observer/obsonline/are-impulsivity-problems-memory-problems.html ..

Link: “Quick to Act, Quick to Forget: The Link Between Impulsiveness and Prospective Memory,” by Carrie Cuttler, Tonia nRelkov, and Steven Taylor, 11 July 2013, in European Journal of Personality28, 560–568, https://doi.org/10.1002/per.1926 … https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/per.1926 ..

I feel there may also be an issue with retrospective memory … with remembering the impulsive behaviors (instances of ‘acting out’) that have occurred, but I don’t see any literature on this.

What I am wondering is if it is possible that ASP acting out (e.g., serial killing, serial rape) may be blotted out of the memory … an instance of ‘dissociative fugue’ (‘fugue state’) because of the impulsive nature of the act …

Link: “Fugue State,” in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fugue_state ..

… what one might term a rushing forth or gushing out of thoughts and feelings, perhaps to do with an catastrophic childhood experience, that overlay and blot out the memory of the action (the instance of serial killing, serial rape, etc) taking place in the physical world.

So then, though the ASP may engage in this activity time and again, he may arrive home, to be greeted by his loving wife and family, with blood on his hands, and no memory of how it got there.

The memory of the instance of catastrophic childhood experience, I hypothesize, shall have blotted out the re-enactment that was the cause of the bloody hands, and shall have snapped back into a repressed state in the subconscious mind.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
…………………..

Creative Commons License
Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
…………………………………………………….
…………………………………………………….

Psychology, psychiatry, law enforcement, antisocial personality, ASP, serial killing, serial rape, impulsivity, impulsiveness, risk taking, acting out, prospective memory, retrospective memory, fugue state, dissociative fugue, forgetfulness, planning, remembering, blood on hands, catastrophic childhood experience,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.