Pyromaniacs start fires to induce euphoria and often fixate on institutions of fire control like fire houses and firemen. Pyromania is a type of impulse control disorder, along with kleptomania, intermittent explosive disorder and others.
a person who intentionally starts a fire in order to damage or destroy something, especially a building: Police are blaming arsonists for the spate of fires in the Greenfields housing development. Investigators believe an arsonist set the wildfires that burned 20,000 acres of land. See. arson.
In the FBI report, as well as statistics by the U.S. Fire Administration, part of the Department of Homeland Security, half of all arsons are committed by those younger than age 18; the other half is typically in their late 20s. In arson cases involving older people, the motivation is usually for profit.
This role continues in some traditional cultures into the present day. A sacred fire is often a place for the offering of prayers, herbs, food, and sacrifices of artwork. An eternal or perpetual flame provides hot coals for the kindling of other fires in the community.
: one enthusiastic over fire or fireworks.
an uncontrollable desire to buy things.
Mass: Three or more fires set at the same time in the same location. Spree: Three or more fires set at different locations, but with no cooling off period between. Serial: Three or more fires set at different locations, with a period of time passing between them.
People with antisocial personality disorder – often referred to as psychopaths – are more prone to destructive behavior, including arson, she said.
90% of arsonists had recorded mental health histories, and of those 36% had the major mental illness of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. 64% were abusing alcohol or drugs at the time of their firesetting. Pyromania was only diagnosed in three of the 283 cases.
The majority of serial arsonists set only one fire in a location. … The most common motive for setting fires was revenge, followed by excitement, vandalism, profit, and other crime concealment.
Of those arsonists referred for psychiatric assessment, between 8 and 76 percent have a diagnosis of schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders. Mental retardation and low intellectual functioning have also received considerable attention in the arson and firesetting literature.
a phrase you would say to point out the hypocrisy of someone who accuses/criticizes you for a fault they have themselves; the phrase alludes to the cast-iron pot and kettle which, once, were soon both equally covered with black soot when heated over an open fire. You bro, calling my room a hell of a mess!
Humans have long been drawn to fire; our ancient ancestors used it for warmth, protection and cooking. … One suggestion is that humans are born with an instinct to learn how to build and control fire, and if we don’t get the chance to master it, we remain attracted to it as adults.
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Arsonists are driven to start fires for many reasons. Some do it for financial gain. Some are seeking revenge. Some want to be heroes.
The most frequently found disorder among arsonists is an antisocial personality disorder. Antisocial individuals often engage in a range of criminal behaviors including fire-setting as well as other destructive acts.
People set fires for all kinds of reasons. They do it for the thrill, to cover up evidence of a crime, to collect insurance money, for revenge and because other people did it before them, says David Butry, an economist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology who studies wildfires.
The arsonist-for-hire is an individual who is paid for the service of burning down property. This type of arsonist usually works alone. The arsonist-for-hire may be hired to destroy an office building, an automobile, or in rare cases, a person.
Natural fires are generally started by lightning, with a very small percentage started by spontaneous combustion of dry fuel such as sawdust and leaves. On the other hand, human-caused fires can be due to any number of reasons. Some classifications include smoking, recreation, equipment, and miscellaneous.
A fire-setter or a pyromaniac could be a psychotic, a psychopath, or a psychoneurotic. Most are probably the last, psychoneurotic. Many, however, are not. It is important to know how to distinguish among the three types of disorders.
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tend to. 1. To focus or apply one’s attention to someone or something; to take care of someone or something.
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