Why do I find pleasure in thinking about killing?

I am a peaceful person, but I often find myself having thoughts about killing people. Eventhough I like the thoughts at the time, they make me cry. Why do I feel like this?

Sherry Katz, LCSW
Sherry Katz, LCSW
Couples and Family Therapist, LCSW

Maybe because you have great emotional pain stored inside you of which you are not aware exists.

Sometimes people who feel greatly hurt by others or who feel unloved by others, imagine if they do the opposite of love, which is to kill, that they will get the recognition and acknowledgement from others which they wish would come to them in a loving way.

This is my theory, it is not necessarily a definitive description of your inner dynamic.

Most important is to keep an open mind to self-discovery on your feelings, including the ones which are uneasy, such as killing, to consider.

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