Be Alert To Common Traits of Stalkers
Dont Be The Next Target
Stalkers display an obsessive personality.
Stalkers are above average in intelligence and are usually smarter than the run of the mill person with mental problems.
Most stalkers don't have any relationship outside the one they are trying to re-establish or the one they have imagined exists between them and their victim.
Stalkers don't display the discomfort or anxiety that people should naturally feel in certain situations.
Stalkers often suffer from low self-esteem, and feel they must have a relationship with the victim in order to have any self worth.
Few stalkers can see how their actions are hurting others.
Stalkers many times have a mean streak and will become violent when frustrated. How violent? Often deadly.
The above traits remind us that much of stalking involves harassment and annoyance, but never forget that stalkers can also be extraordinarily dangerous. Believing that their victims love and care for them, stalkers can become violent when frustrated in their quest for this love.
Although the majority of cases do not end in murder or grave bodily injury, enough do every year that victims should never brush aside the possibility. Victims of stalking should never take the crime lightly, no matter who the stalkers are or how close they have been emotionally.
Look carefully again at the traits below and be wary if someone seems to fit these.