There was a paper recently published in the Peer Reviewed Scientific Journal called Futures, in the April–May 2016 issue (on pages 34–46). The paper was titled “Hunting humans: A future for tourism in 2200“. The author of that paper was Daniel William Mackenzie Wright, who is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire.
Hunting Humans is something which I believe Narcissists already do. Not to kill, but to secure sources of Narcissistic Supply. For example, Empaths and Codependents are sought out (ie hunted for) and targeted. You do not have to wait for the year 2200 to have Humans hunting other Humans.
Death as a sport is also not something new. The Romans did something similar eons ago, with their Gladiator battles. My two cents worth regarding this: is that something very large is hard to turn around. You can’t turn an ocean liner on a dime. Same goes for humanity. I am of the opinion that there has been an explosion in the number of Disordered individuals, be they Narcissists or Sociopaths or Psychopaths.
There is a saying in Investing Circles that “A Trend is your Friend“. Get on board when a stock is rising and the odds are that it could climb higher. Lets assume that I am correct and that there is a growing trend to having society filled with Disordered Individuals. Trends keep going. The Scientific Paper about Hunting Humans as a Tourist Attraction “could” become a sick reality by the year 2200. Psychopaths would have a field day.
The paper presented the following question: “In what circumstance is it acceptable for one human being, for entertainment or leisure, (to) watch or even pay to see the death of another human being?“. It would be interesting to have said question presented to Psychopaths and to hear their answers. They just might answer back with a question “When is it “not” acceptable?” along with the look of dismay on their face, because to them it is always acceptable (and pleasurable). Not acceptable behaviour is a concept generally foreign to Psychopaths, who set their own standards of behaviour. If it suits them, they do it.
The following line was from the Abstract of the article: “Death as entertainment by form of detachment (emotionally and physically) will further influence the future fun aspect of hunting humans.“. The author used the words “fun aspect of hunting humans“. Makes me wonder how much “fun” the author would have, should he be the one being hunted. This article was not something out of say the National Enquirer. The article was in a Peer Reviewed “Scientific Journal”.
Those who physically abuse others, are emotionally detached from the person that they are abusing. Brain Scans of Psychopaths seem to indicate that the Pleasure Centers of a Psychopath’s Brain are turned on when they view images and videos of people being physically hurt and or killed. Psychopaths are wired to gain pleasure from hurting, torturing and killing a human being or animal. Psychopaths may lack a Conscience. Hunting Humans for sport, while on a vacation, is something that could draw lots of Psychopaths.
To find out if someone is a Narcissist, just ask them if they are a Narcissist. It sounds tongue and cheek, but the answer could be surprisingly accurate.
You could click on this line to visit an interactive version of the 40 question Narcissistic Personality Inventory. Then have the subject go thru all 40 interactive screens.
Or you could simply ask him or her : “Are you a Narcissist?“
Their answer apparently could correspond well to the DSM test for Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
Prior studies have shown that such is the case. In 2012 as study titled “Honestly Arrogant or Simply Misunderstood? Narcissists’ Awareness of their Narcissism” was published. Click on this line to visit the Study publication site.
A newer study titled: “Measuring narcissism with a single question? A replication and extension of the Single-Item Narcissism Scale (SINS)” confirmed the results of the prior study. Click on this line to visit the Science Direct page which features this new study.
To me it sounds strange that a Narcissist would have no problem answering someone who has asked if they are a Narcissist. This all came from a recent post on Psychology Today which is titled: “How to Profile a Narcissist With One Simple Question.The one question a true narcissist cannot resist.“. Click on this line to visit the Psychology Today page featuring that article. Really interesting and unique read.