These words describe angry man with a gun who used it to kill people. It is the ultimate form of rage, not directed at any one person but to a series of persons who represent something to the individual. It can be police who represent authority, women who represent a new threat to one’s well being, it could be kids in school who are happy when the individual is not happy. These men ( it seems never to be women) arrive randomly like a Black Swan, out of nowhere and wreak a lot of damage.
The nowhere from where it comes is a result of extreme narcissism, the person feels very wronged, un-noticed, isolated and obsessed, a sense of entitlement, full of self justification, desperate to get some attention. Oblivious to other people except they have something he wants. It’s as if without the big act the individual feels no identity coupled with intense pain of feeling like a nobody.
We don’t get such extremes i n anger management, but there people with that type of narcissistic rage who have fragile egos and intense need to get their own way. They have little empathy for those around, focussed only on what they want. They will have difficult relationships as they ride roughshod over others. Without being able to see themselves objectively and how out of balance they are it is unlikely anything will change. They provide a good learning tool as they stick blindly to their point of view thus enhancing their isolation.
It is useful for a man to ask himself “Where am I obsessed? and “What is behind it?”