Year : 1997  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37--40

Personality Profiles of Self-Immolators


T Kannapiran1, A Ebrahim Haroon1, S Vivekanandan1, S Arunagiri2 
1 Assistant Professors, Institute of Mental, Health, Chennai, India
2 Professor, Institute of Mental Health, Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
T Kannapiran
Assistant Professors, Institute of Mental, Health, Chennai
India

Thirty one self-immolators were compared with thirty one suicide attempters by consuming organophosphorus compounds in spheres like their personality«SQ», nature of life events and presence of depression. The personality of self-immolators was unique in the sense that they lack ego strength and superego strength and they were impulsive, aggressive and sensitive. They were not depressed. Life events score was more among the self-immolators.


How to cite this article:
Kannapiran T, Haroon A E, Vivekanandan S, Arunagiri S. Personality Profiles of Self-Immolators.Indian J Psychiatry 1997;39:37-40


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Kannapiran T, Haroon A E, Vivekanandan S, Arunagiri S. Personality Profiles of Self-Immolators. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 1997 [cited 2019 Oct 17 ];39:37-40
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