Sociopaths with no sense of right or wrong.Today's Carolyn Hax is pretty sad, about life long emotional abuse by a father.
One woman posted that when she reads of children (not necessarily children AGE, but offspring) who kill their parents, her first assumption is that they were abused by their parents.
I tend to agree with that (or sometimes there is severe mental illness on the part of the offspring).
But I think in the case of the Menendez brothers (remember them? spoiled rich kids in SoCal?), I think it was more the result of a lifetime of overindulgence and ridiculous spoiling, resulting in a case of heightened self-entitlement that led to their shooting their parents.
I'm bored. I think I'll go read about them at wiki and see if I'm wrong or what.
I have been reading about narcissists recently. Curbstone diagnosis: they were mutually enabling wounded narcissists.
Dr Pelly signing off now.