He says a range of treatments are available, but people must first want to help themselves stop stalking. Stalking is "a pattern of unwanted, persistent pursuit and intrusive behaviour Repeatedly contacting someone, following them, or obsessively watching what they do online are some stalking behaviours.
We look at the family they come from. We look at their substance misuse - can we help stop that? Many of us will experience similar emotions at some point, for example when trying to get over an ex. You might find yourself checking their social media accounts repeatedly.
Dr Salter says that is normal and you can learn to control it. You have to ask yourself very honestly, 'do you think this is the right thing to do?
Is it helping the person who's the unhappy recipient of your attention? There is advice available if you're experiencing stalking. Holmes, professor emeritus of criminology , proposed these categories of stalkers:.
There is no reliable profile to predict who is likely to stalk. Some patterns have begun to emerge from research, and although these fall short of providing a reliable checklist, what we have learned so far is interesting and could be useful.
The following patterns apply to the U. Generally, though, few stalkers are psychopathic , but some may be narcissistic , borderline, histrionic, or antisocial. In another study, women reported being more afraid of being stalked by an unknown stranger than by someone they knew.
Stalkers are lonely and lack self-esteem, yet they feel very, very important. WebMD brings you inside the mind of stalkers. Common misconceptions about stalkers include ideas about stalkers being lonely, socially awkward and generally undesirable people. But experts say that.
Someone you know—even someone who holds a grudge against you—seems more finite and manageable. But the greater danger by far is the devil you know. Back Psychology Today.
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Back Magazine. The New Science of Sleep Experts suggest ways to correct the habits that keep us from resting well. Subscribe Issue Archive. Back Today. Dale Hartley Ph. The 7 Types of Stalkers, and How to Spot Them Most stalkers are men, but female stalkers often share a similar approach.