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Some Neo-Freudian Views on a Serial Killer The perfect normal person is rare in our civilization Karen Horney Charles Manson is in fact one of the most widely known serial killers of our time He can easily be considered the boogey man of society Many people still to this day fear him and his past yet now an old man in a prison cell one may wonder what created such a monster In learning about personality I thought that it would be interesting to apply some of the concepts that we have learned from the text and in class to a certain individual I have no idea why in the end I chose Charles Manson I think maybe it is because of his tragic life before the murders a life that most people dont know about Mason was the illegitimate son of Kathleen Maddox a 16-year-old prostitute Manson had no contact what so ever with his father ATWLcom The first thing to point out is Alfred Adlers point of view on Birth Order Adler believed that the order in which you were born influenced your personality Manson was the first born Adler says that the first born may become authoritarian or strict Feels power is his right The first is usually a problem child a neurotic criminal drunkard and a pervert Knowing Mansons future in crime it is interesting how Adlers theory fits in Stein Another thing is that Manson never had any sort of a relation ship with his mother or his father His mother would often take off and leave him with strangers Once she even traded him for a pitcher of beer at a local pub Bugliosi 20-22 Ainsworth and her colleagues developed three types of parent-child relationships Manson undoubtedly would fit into the last category Avoidant relationships In this type of a relationship the mother doesnt respond to her childs needs the baby is
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