The Status Game: Male, Grandiose, Humiliated

A harrowing insight into a common thread between three of America’s most notorious killers: Ed Kemper, Elliot Rodger, and Ted Kaczynski. Will Storr, author of ‘The Status Game’, finds that each of these individuals experienced not only an emotionally scarring “severe humiliation”, but also “had an immense psychological height from which to fall”. The humiliation is said to have triggered a perceived fall in status – hence the title of the book – which acted as a monumental force in inspiring the actions of the killers. Read full article here


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