Kleptomania is an irresistible urge to steal things that are usually of no value. Those with kleptomania are called kleptomaniac.
It is a psychiatric disorder characterised by an uncontrolled and obsessive impulse to steal. In psychiatry, it is considered as an impulse control disorder, which means the person with the disorder has problems resisting the temptation to perform the acts which are harmful to either themselves or others.
kleptomania is psychiatric disorder because kleptomaniacs usually steal things that are very useless or that are of no value like stealing one out of a pair of shoes. Another one is not hiding what is stolen from its owner.
Additionally, most people indulged in this irresistible act of stealing are from wealthy homes. One will wonder what makes them to steal. Like Britney Spears, she allegedly stole a lighter from a gas station.
The only encounter I had with a kleptomaniac is the stealing of one out of a pair of footwear. It was so shocking to me. I was like, "What the hell do you need that for!" Some people are of the view that it is metaphysical or spiritual.
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