This is a discussion on Criminal INFPs within the INFP Forum - The Idealists forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; @ Wanderlust94 , @ Kalifatidess : Slightly off-topic question here, but do INFPs always feel the need to consult their ...
However, if you were talking about INFPs, then I'd have to say that in the case of, say, a serial killer who decided to hunt down and murder abortionists, they'd be able to suspend their empathy if they were consumed by enough punitive anger and/or hatred.
I was mainly referring to other criminals. This theory is based on what I feel and have seen more so than actual research because although I find the topic fascinating, I haven't deeply studied it. (INFP trait me thinks)
That being said, I know that the hardened criminals are distinct yet they also have this sameness about them when they are interviewed. Devoid of emotion usually. No remorse. Smiling and seemingly friendly yet they give a vibe of being out of it in a sense. Like they're not all there but they hide it really well. A very creepy feeling and look. Now of course you can't go off generalizations because I'm not "always there" and some days I too am just emotionally devoid at times. Although I do have the empathy and guilt. What I mean is that they seem CONSTANTLY in this state just devoid of any type. Cold and calculating. I'm aware though none of these are indicators of being a criminal. The interviews I've seen they come off as like that.
On the other hand you have hardcore gangbangers who are very passionate and downright emotional in their illegal activities. So I may be coming off as a little black and white although I try my best not to. Sometimes I just call a spade a spade.
Yeah, I don't think psychopaths make good gang members; too uncontrolled, too untrustworthy, and more codes and rules than they'd likely want to follow for an extended period of time. Gang members are usually just people adapting to life as well as they can, pursuing the path they believe will bring them the most success. Criminal psychopaths tend to be conmen, not killers, though they'd be willing to kill if they saw a good reason for it and/or thought they could get away with it.On the other hand you have hardcore gangbangers who are very passionate and downright emotional in their illegal activities. So I may be coming off as a little black and white although I try my best not too. Sometimes I just call a spade a spade.
@Dark Romantic- It may be personal projection. I have just seen some videos of serial killers that were chilling to the bone. Their eyes were just so unsettling. That is personal feelings though and obviously not empirical evidence.
Like I said though, I don't want to come off with generalizations if possible. All these words we use to describe cold blooded criminals can easily be applied to CEOs and and business leaders. That's not a political statement either. They have shown the very traits we associate with serial killers. I can't remember the name of the article but I saw it in Psychology Today.
The only "criminal action" I would do(except from smoking pot) would be protesting and destroying corporate buildings, a corporation is something i can destroy and kick the shit out of since its not a human being, but even though corporations being non human many of them suck the lives out of innocent human beings, greed is a nasty thing and I dont mind destroying something that promotes greed and slavery.. AAH ANARCHY!! =P