Posted by Hexagon (220.127.116.11) on September 01, 2003 at 21:07:41:
In Reply to: dr. Harold Shipman posted by Jan den Breejen (18.104.22.168) on August 31, 2003 at 09:37:31:
I agree that he is mainly an unhealthy agressive (i.e. sadistic). This clearly follows from a popular dictionary definition of sadistic (the tendency to derive pleasure from cruelty).
The conscientious type is unlikely for him since such people are often scrupulous about morals, ethics, etc. Also, he doesn't seem to show many conscientious traits. (Would a conscientious type deal with the matter of the will so sloppily, use long-lasting morphine to kill his/her victims, or live in an apartment that is in such squalor?).
I also suspect that he's an INTJ. http://www.crimelibrary.com/serial8/shipman/ continually mentions his feelings of superiority and dogged determination; two traits found, at least implicitly, in most INTJ descriptions. Since feelings of superiority seem to require a degree of narcissism, I believe Shipman is self-confident, but to a lesser degree.
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