I find it frightening but enthralling that Ted Bundy was able to verbalize what he saw in people and what drew him to his specific victims. He clearly knew how to choose the most promising victims so that he could get away with murder over & over again. Let’s face it, during Bundy’s killing spree of at least 30 victims (perhaps many more), only ONE of them ever got away. He was able to utilize the signals women gave off and use those signals to his advantage.
Bundy’s question about whether people subtly encourage abuse is interesting as well. While I don’t believe that most people intentionally want to be abused or killed (there are a few who do, believe it or not), I do think that we give off signals that tell others how to treat us. Dogs know when people are afraid of them or dislike them. I daresay that Bundy was superior at utilizing his animal nature when hunting his prey.
Overall, the quote listed above seems rather deep for someone who wouldn’t be expected to have much insight into his crimes. (Most serial killers have a rather shallow nature.) However, let’s remember that Bundy graduated with a degree in psychology and must have self-analyzed at some point. It’s too bad his self-analysis couldn’t stop him from killing so many young women all over the United States and leaving their families with nothing but some weathered bones and memories of the joy their daughters brought them before staring into the abyss that was Ted Bundy.