How do you recognise a stalker?
It can be difficult to recognise a stalker, because they look like everyone else.
Not all stalkers can be placed in a certain “personality category”. However, it is possible to identify something characteristic of most stalkers.
In most cases, the stalker is mentally unstable, and you can recognise the person on certain psychological characteristics such as jealousy, dominating and manipulative behaviour, mood swings, aggressive tendencies, low self-esteem, clinging behaviour, obsessive infatuation and self-centredness.
This is not to say that all people with abovementioned characteristics are stalkers.
Similarly, you cannot recognise a stalker just by focusing on certain psychiatric diagnoses. Some stalkers are mentally ill; others suffer from personality disorders to varying degrees, and then others have attachment issues and generally difficulties with intimate and close relations.