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  rickolette  |  0

Nice to meet you Faith, Sally, and Bob! Im Tera, I'd love to be your new BFF! I throw babies off of two story building fir the hell of it! I think were gonna be great friends!

  ruby84  |  1

Hi! My name is Ruby, I enjoy seeing natural disasters overpower people and send them into panic. I love distraction, explosions and shooting.

  kriss554  |  3

Hello! Im Ryan. I cut peoples necks open and pull out their hearts. I like the skittle flavored ones the most! Want to come over sometime and see my "thrown off a two story building" dead baby collection?

  bummervacation  |  10

Hello everyone! I'm Electra and I enjoy playing with wires and small infants. Oh, it's such a joy to watch their little bodies sieze and stiffen as volt after volt passes through their tiny, defenseless, little bodies. Maybe we should all meet up some time!


You're thinking of one "leg" of the so-called "Macdonald triad." The Macdonald triad consists of three childhood behaviors that are supposedly found in future sociopaths, including serial killers: torturing small animals, firesetting, and persistent bedwetting (enuresis) past the age of five. It captures the imagination because it's so neat and compact, and in particular has gained rather a lot of traction with law enforcement. Unfortunately the correlation is pretty far from perfect, and subsequent papers have tended to disprove Macdonald's research.

  xxreikoxx  |  31

You haven't watched too many crime drama shows. The DSM-V does talk about this as a symptom of sociopathy, and I agree that this doesn't bode well.

By  longchow  |  8

I hit yes when I moderated this. does that mean I'm part of the reason it made it to the site? jw. and OP, I hope the authorities look into him, just bc it's in a psychology class doesn't mean he shouldn't be investigated... FYL

  gr82bhere  |  9

Not necessarily.... As small children many people did terrible things to animals just to see what would happen. For example, when I was very young and I caught a frog, I was waving it around to show it off when I accidentally squeezed it so hard it's guts fell out its mouth. For some reason, my four year old brain found this incredibly funny, so I caught more frogs and did this again and again. Now I am a vegetarian and an animal lover. Doing terrible things as children does not neccasarily make you a bad person or a phycopath, it could mean your brain was to immature to process the fact that the animals felt pain too.

By  MrBond007_fml  |  6

so? my dad told me he used to torture animals with his friends for fun as a kid, than went into detail about what he did. my friends thought it was funny and wanted to try a few of them, maybe I should writ an fml. one of the things he did was fill four nut shells with tar and stick it under a cats paws.

  caramelluv  |  0

why's everyone saying he's sick...he's talking about did dad and writing an fml on how his dad & friends tortured animals and told him about is that sick of the comment writer?