Studies in America have found the following personality and traits associated with pyromaniacs:
Will not look directly at you
Hesitates before answering questions
Will make an immediate initial denial
Often left handed bad penmanship
Initially appears considerate
Father absent from home
Poor academic progress
Feelings of inadequacy and insecurity
Wets the bed often
This next bit drew my attention to recent events. It’s as if the researcher has interviewed one of my trolls.
He may wear or feel women’s underwear prior to setting the fire. It is not uncommon for the pyromaniac to have a background of sexual offences such as “snow dropping” (stealing women’s underwear from clotheslines) or flashing. It could be suggested that, as these offences are non-confrontational, just like lighting a small fire and masturbating, there are some similarities. The offender does not like to directly confront the victim.
They nearly all tend to graduate to lighting larger fires to satisfy the compulsion.
Barracato’s studies were done in America and on (according to him) the many fire setters that he interviewed.