3) The Excessively Violent
I imagine you’re thinking “What, exactly, constitutes ‘excessively violent‘ in a zombie apocalypse?” It’s a valid question: With millions of zombies running around, you can’t just “play nice” with them, you have to deal with them, and, doing so involves destroying a zombie’s brain. So, what is “excessive”, in this context?
Well, I guess the best way to say it is…overly enthusiastic about dealing with the dead. I’m not talking about someone who angrily smashes every zombie they see, I’m talking about someone who gets joy out of destroying zombies, or, someone who sees it as some kind of challenge.
You see, the problem with people who do this is that, over time, they may not get as much joy from killing zombies, or may not see it as enough of a “challenge” anymore, and, if someone has spent maybe months, maybe even years reinforcing getting joy out of killing something that was human, how long before they start getting joy from killing something that…is human?
How to avoid them?
Well, the problem with people like this is that, if you’re noticing this pattern of behavior, chances are…they’re already part of your group, which makes it all the more sticky.
Honestly, I think the best way to avoid this problem is to try to nip it in the bud. The sooner you stop this behavior from taking root, the less likely it’ll manifest in warped ways.
If you see a group member who seems to be relishing killing zombies (Beyond keeping a tally), you should step in and remind them that you do it not for fun or for sport, but, simply because it’s a job that needs to be done, and to treat it as such. If it’s gotten to a point where they’ve gone past seeing it as a sport, you’re already too late to stop the problem from emerging.