are you a serial killer

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  1. Ted Lee

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    heard this on howard stern this morning.

    serial killers were asked to solve this riddle. almost all of them got it right. the psychologists said the kind of thinking it took to get this right is indicative of a serial killer mentality.

    here goes my paraphrase of the question.

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    a woman goes to her mothers funeral. there she meets the man of her dreams. the one she truly believes is her soul mate, etc.

    a few days later she kills her sister.

    why?
     
  2. Philip_T

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    To go back to the funeral parlor and see the guy again? [​IMG]
     
  3. John Watson

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    The man is her new brother-in-law?

    PS. Are you working for the cops? [​IMG]
     
  4. ThomasC

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    Her sister likes the guy too and had a one-night stand with him?

    Please don't tell me that's right...[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. Tony Whalen

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    Heard this before. Got it right the first try. Scared myself in a HUGE way. [​IMG]

    (Gotta stop watching all those real-crime shows on A&E...)
     
  6. Philip_T

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    Oh, it was her sisters husband. Maybe?
     
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    Revenge? Her sister killed her Mom?
     
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    to see the pastor who officiated the mother's funeral?
     
  9. BrianW

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    My answer: She was jealous of her sister and wanted to eliminate the possibility that her sister could steal the man of her dreams away from her.

    My wife's answer: She killed her sister so there would be another funeral. That way, she could meet the guy again and strike up a relationship.
     
  10. Ted Lee

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    for those who said something to the effect of:

    so there would be another funeral so she could meet the guy again....

    i'm staying away from you! [​IMG]

    i'm glad to say i didn't think of that. whew...
     
  11. Grant H

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    I might have come up with that eventually.

    Right away I thought of eliminating the competition.

    The one about it being her sister's husband was good.

    However, neither has the randomness required for a serial killer.
     
  12. Grant H

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    What does it mean that I'm disappointed I didn't have the right answer?
     
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    Well I don't think there's a 'right' answer, just one that serial killers are more likely to give. However, the fact that most serial killers answer that way does NOT imply that most people who answer that way are serial killers. As for myself, I thought it was the sister's husband.
     
  14. Casey Trowbridg

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    Grant, I don't know what it says that your disappointed for having gotten it wrong. Add me to the list of those that thought at first that it was her sister's husband, but I also did think of the to see the guy again idea.

    I would just like to state for the record that I am not a serial killer but I have killed cereal.
     
  15. Grant H

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    At least I aced the "Are You an Alien Abductee?" test when I took it in college.
     
  16. Erik.Ha

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    I agree... There is no "right answer".

    If they had been asked what their favorite food was and they all answered "hamburgers" that wouldnt prove that since I like hamburgers Im a serial killer.

    There is no control group to see if "normal people" give the same answer.

    Secondly, that answer is not purely sociopathic. There is a perverse logic behind it. The TRULY sociopathic answer is:

    "Because it's wednesday?"

    or

    "because that day she wore that blue dress that makes fun of me."

    or something along those lines...

    To the true sociopath the victim has very little to do with the motivation of the crime.

    Serial murders are by their definition unmotivated (at least in a way normal people would understand... they are usually motivated by the lust of the act of murdering itself) and usually random (which is why they are hard to catch).
     
  17. Garrett Lundy

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    She doesn;t have a sister. She killed her unholy clone that the government created using her stem cells while she was imprisoned by the illuminati. And killing her was the only way to turn-off the recording chip in her skull.

    The guy just happened to be at the wrong funeral. He stopped to use the bathroom and was left $10,000,000 from the estate when his name was randomly selected from the guest book as stipulated in the dead persons will.


    Alternate Answer:

    Because she's a bitch.
     
  18. Francois Caron

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    I heard of this one when my sister sent it to me a few months ago. Here's what was written after the answer was given out.

     
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    See, you call it sociopathic...I call it dating strategies developed by thinking outside the box.
     
  20. Dome Vongvises

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    [​IMG]

    Oh, I needed that.
     

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