Aggression and Violence in Mental Disorders: Extroversion and Introversion

Jason Y writes:


I think the Keifer Sutherland character could be Robert, SD even more so (no doubt), and I’m starting to doubt my sanity.

We really need to get away from this notion that mentally ill = dangerous.

It’s quite tiresome. I work in mental health, so I ought to know about this sort of thing.

Mental illnesses do not necessarily increase the rate of violence. Some like the anxiety disorders seem to actually dramatically reduce the risk of violence. In fact, if you cure someone of an anxiety disorder, their potential for aggression, violence or dangerousness statistically might get a lot higher. And if a violent person somehow got an anxiety disorder, the anxiety disorder would probably dramatically reduce their aggression and violence. There is something about that phobic type of worried and often guilty fear that seems to act like a force that actually propels people in the opposite direction of aggression and violence.

I cannot speak for other mental disorders, but I would say OCD’ers are about the farthest away that a human could possibly get from being a serial killer. If there was an absolute antithesis of a serial killer, it would be an OCD’er. And this even applies to OCD’ers when they are about as insane as they can get. There is something about the illness that makes the person quite harmless, statistically speaking anyway.

People with OCD are the least likely of any humans to ever commit any irrational violent act. Any random person, male or female, walking down the street is much more likely to commit an irrational serious violent act or homicide than an OCD’er.

People with GAD like one of our commenters are very unlikely to commit violent acts. Same applies to Panic Disorder and any of the phobias. There is something anxiety disorders that not only does not cause aggression, violence or antisocial activity but actually seems to dramatically propel the person in the opposite direction. If there was an utter antithesis of a violent or dangerous person like a psychopath, sort of like if Psychopaths were +Violent/Dangerous, then the anxiety disorders would be -Violent/Dangerous. We can think of them as “Anti-Dangerous.”


Filed under Anxiety Disorders, Crime, Mental Illness, OCD, Psychology, Psychopathology, Serial Killers

8 responses to “Aggression and Violence in Mental Disorders: Extroversion and Introversion

  1. Another William Playfair Web

    There is something about that phobic type of worried and often guilty fear that seems to act like a force that actually propels people in the opposite direction of aggression and violence.
    People tend to be secluded after the onset of said conditions.

  2. Jason Y

    Just joking dude 😆 I mean have you seen some of SD’s comments? He could be that guy.

  3. Jason Y

    Speaking of SD, I was at a family restuarant and this pretty anglo-celt girl was eating with her family. Her shirt said “Glass Slipper Prom 2016”

    Better watch out SD might snatch her into his basement, ha ha.

  4. SD

    I could respond that many lower-income white folks have the same fixation with Jews (I am German Catholic by ancestry I’ll add).

    Everything is a Zionist conspiracy, blah blah blah. To listen to it makes you wonder why they don’t go to Hollywood and make conspiracy films.

    Colleen O’Brien is not going to be abducted by me outside a strip joint because I immigrated 20 years to another part of the world.

    French Canada had some equally backward people and I am sure you would stumble upon some fairly debauched Italian-Americans in New Jersey.

  5. SD

    Most people who find themselves disliking a particular environment simply leave and that is that.

    Black Americans, for example, will never be the problem for whites in the sticks that pecker woods believe they will be because no African American wants to live outside downtown.

    Exactly why people who live way out in the sticks dislike Jews or Blacks who never venture into rural areas ANYHOW is sort of odd.

    At any rate I live in another country and immigrated a long time ago (I’m 43).

    That’s what sane people do when they dislike a particular place or people. They leave.

  6. SD

    Witherspoon’s character nailed it: too young-Mom is irresponsible, biological Dad is but a faded photo in a wallet, granny has to raise you, become the class slut, steal grannies car, go to prison and hang with hardened Mexican gangs long enough to learn their lingo (This was back in the day before being a Whigger caught on and Anglo-Latino tensions reached the point on the West Coast they have today).

    One day you get out and blame Jews and blacks.

    The chicks from BROAD CITY are much more amoral and dumb but because Jewish families are usually intact with more emphasis on education they produce less kids in the situation that Witherspoon was in.

    I would not return to the U.S. to cross-dress in an elderly woman’s clothes or kidnap Colleen O’Brien.

  7. SD

    FREEWAY II would be Witherspoon 20 years later in her mid-30’s with 3 or 4 kids raised by her own mother now out of jail for prostitution because Witherspoon herself picked up a meth habit along the way.

    Her kids would be juvenile delinquents as she had been but serial killers are easy to apprehend with DNA so the Sutherland character is not relevant.

    I’m not sure I would go to the extent of cross-dressing to abduct Colleen O’Brien.

    However, I will add that the character was really no dumber or amoral than that of the Soprano Kids or BROAD CITY’S Jewish hippie chicks.

    The difference is those folks seem to have some intact family-though the Sopranos of course is dysfunctional. So usually there is money to pull them out by their bootstraps and educate them whereas the Witherspoon character was headed for a rather hard life before Sutherland showed up.

  8. SD

    I can believe Sutherland as the ruffian rapist in “Eye For An Eye” but not really as a smooth white-collar killer. Guy is just kinda rough and course.

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