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Feb. 23rd, 2010 @ 05:30 am Psychological Profile: God
I'm a psychology student, and an amateur profiler.  I learn about criminal profiling during my readings. Criminal Minds is pretty eye-opening as well. As a joke, I wrote up one for the Judeo-Christian God.

This is a JOKE, for those people who have no sense of humour, so don't start accusing me of I hating God. I would... if he existed.

God can be considered to be a disorganized killer. There is much evidence of overkill (great floods, fires, earthquakes, etc), signifying rage and frustration. There is no pattern to these events as well, usually because disorganized killers are guided by delusion. They also don't try to hide what they do (quite the opposite - God has very noticeable M.O.s). Usually disorganized killers have poor interpersonal skills and their extreme psychosis causes them to be solitary (cough).

God, especially the Old Testament God, was a pretty vengeful god. Aggressive behavior. The violent outbursts might indicate great, personal emotional conflicts, making him prone to rage. While smiting, he is in control - suggesting may be powerless elsewhere. He also claims credit for what he's done even when he wounds intentionally - sadistic tendencies. Destructive on one hand, and offering salvation with the other  - this gives his a sense of power, too. His theatrics (flooding an entire world, famine, plagues of locusts, killing all the first born sons, etc) suggest the need for recognition. The attacks happen on a grand scale, and are very prominent - he's arrogant. The need for recognition would suggest low self-esteem, the feeling of being underappreciated - he may be killing to reclaim power, and overkill hides his insecurity. Overcompensating for his lack of power, he craves control, stability, and security. It comes from his desire to prove his strength, to prove he's not weak. His lack of sophistication (SMITE SMITE SMITE) also shows a lack of maturity.

God also set alight Sodom and Gomorrah to punish the wicked (
brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven). Some of his actions fit the arsonist profile. Arsonists derive pleasure from setting fires, deriving either sexual gratification or a sense of power from it. And since God is omnipresent, he probably watched - most arsonists will stay to watch because they thrive on the fear and panic they create, as it gives them the sense of having power over life and death. Usually motives for arson are profit, revenge or vandalism - in this case, God didn't like all the sin that was going on (revenge). Arsonists are usually socially incompetent, lacking in self-confidence, and has trouble with the opposite sex (makes a lady pregnant without even taking her out to dinner counts).

God also has a narcissistic personality. He had an ENTIRE BOOK written about him and his exploits. I rest my case.

I would also suggest assessing God for borderline personality disorder. He thinks all relationships revolve around him. When he decides on things, it's absolute. Anyone in a relationship with him would be the subservient one. Visible manifestations include intense bouts of anger and sensitivity to rejection.

God fits the cult leader profile. Usually they are charismatic leaders who appear strange or weird to others, and are older than the rest of the cult. They are intelligent, sociopathic and manipulative, able to mimic honesty and sincerity to convince their members. Cults also create their own language - they have their own vocabulary which separates members from outsiders clearly - a form of thought control.

God's relationship with his cult members are that of the dominant and submissive. The dominant one is the one instigating and planning, usually the one taking lives, and in turn makes the submissive feel powerful through him. In turn, the submissive(s) gladly do the dominant's bidding. The submissive(s) may be unwilling, but require the dominant for power or guidance or fear punishment, so they must obey.

God gets compliance without force by two means - 1) the threat of force ("Behave otherwise I'll send you to Hell to burn for an eternity etc") OR 2) previously established trust, using a ruse ("Behave and I'll send you to heaven, which is full of peace and love and honey and bunnies because I Love You"). However, sadists can't feel love, so this is definitely a lie. When he does use force, it would be because the person "committed a sin and deserved it" - deflecting blame and culpability onto his victims.

God's killings don't have a sexual component. This can indicate two things - either God has prepubescent mental development, or his victims are immediate relatives. And aren't we all God's children?

Thus, I can conclude that God is the most prolific serial killer of all time, and predict he will escalate - more attacks on an even bigger scale. Judging by the news, he's doing just that.

A. B. Normal, M. D.
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13 Teeth
Mar. 16th, 2006 @ 10:56 am Victimology
Current Mood: awake
Current Music: Chan Chan - Buena Vista Social Club
Let's get this show on the road then....

I was talking to a friend of mine, who's a clinical psychologist, about how we are preoccupied with the profile of the criminal ,
and very often forget the profile of the victim. Which is strange actually, since the victim, living or not, is a very valuable source of information,
especially in profiling.

Such victimology can learn us many things, I'll try to illustrate with a simple, fictious example:

victim X is a young university student, murdered on a Thursday afternoon, at her dorm.
Her profile learns us that she isn't trusting from nature, even inclines to a slight paranoia,
due to her unease with being the first year 'in the big city'. Her roster learns us that she
indeed has no classes on Thursday afternoon and fellow dorm students confirm she often
spends her Thurrsday afternoons at her room, studying, since she has a class on Fridays she
not really good at and could do with the extra preparation.

The timing of the killer is interesting when we look at this victim profile.
Chances are indeed he knew of her habits and not having classes on Thursday afternoons,
implying he had either access to school rosters or has done a careful observation and stakeout
of his victim. The chances she was randomly chosen are slim.
There were no sign of forced entry or a struggle in the hallway, meaning that the rather distrusting
girl by nature has let the killer in wantingly. Possibly she knew the killer or he portrayed someone who she
was comfortable letting in (a policeman, cable guy, ...)

Crossreferencing a victim's profile and what it learns us with forensic evidence, witness' statements, ...
might help the criminalist to narrow down the possible profiles of the killer.

Thoughts on victimology ?
Do share them !
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lost at sea
Mar. 14th, 2006 @ 12:55 am (no subject)
I am a retired Sergeant of Police and certified through the California Department of Justice / Cal State Sac, as a Crime Analyst. I saw your new community and, as I am teaching Forensic Science, thought it would be a great community to join.

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