Table 2

Five Descriptive Categories of Presidential Stalkers or Assassins

MotiveDelusional Thinking or Active PsychosisHarm IntentAnimus Toward POTUS*
Pathologically obsessedRetribution orPersonal gainPersecutory orGrandioseYesYes (Retribution)No (Personal gain)
Infamy seekerPolitical statementNoneYesNot necessarily
Intimacy seekerRealization of fanaticized relationshipErotomanicNoNo
NuisanceTo provide help to or seek help from the PresidentGrandiose, narcissistic, or dependent; may be actively psychoticNoNo
Attention seekerTo see or be seen with the PresidentNoneNoNo
  • * President of the United States.