“Dr Robey speculated. All of us, he believed, are able to recognize a ‘kindred soul’. Often we can sense almost at a glance if a stranger is someone with whom we can get along, who is simpatico.
Dr Robey once had a woman patient who possessed this intuitive ability to an astonishing degree.
She could enter a roomful of people and spot the one man there whose company she thought she would enjoy.
Seven times she had done it – and seven times the man she chose turned out to be an alcoholic. Even more incredibly, in two instances the man had not yet become an alcoholic; his drinking problem had not yet shown itself.”
Dr Robey was speculation on how and why the Boston strangler chose his victims.
The Boston Strangler by Gerold Frank (1966), Pan Books (pp 147)