Skip to comments.Online internet trolls are psychopaths and sadists, psychologists claim
Posted on 02/17/2014 10:47:50 PM PST by Olog-hai
Canadian researchers have confirmed what most people suspected all along: that internet trolls are archetypal Machiavellian sadists.
In a survey conducted by the group of psychologists, people who partake in so-called trolling online showed signs of sadism, psychopathy, and were Machiavellian in their manipulation of others and their disregard for morality.
The researchers defined online trolling as the practice of behaving in a deceptive, destructive, or disruptive manner in a social setting on the Internet for no purpose other than their pleasure.
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So in other words they are Democrats.
They did a study to learn this?
Well it’s better than letting them act out their negative empathy and parastitic need for attention in the real world, I guess.
What about the ones that are paid by OFA?
I always thought that “troll” was a reference to “trolling”, as in fishing. Looking for a bite.
That’s the origin.
The MSM meme will be that this describes right-to-lifers, heterosexuals, Tea Partiers, global warming sceptics, evangelicals, observant Catholics, whites and men.
We will all be trolls.
Think of the possibilities here. Trolling is supposedly a sign of a severe mental problem. If they could actually establish that then all that remains is to redefine trolling as disputing whatever PC dogma is being discussed and voila! You have an entirely new weapon against dissident speech.
Sounds very USSR-like indeed. Anyone who couldn’t understand the “benefits of communism” or rejected atheism in favor of religion got labeled “mentally ill” and was sent to the special doctors.
I personally know two men who found their current wives on the internet. Both of the women were married to other men at the time. I’ve met the two women and I’m not sure it’s the man or the woman who got the short end of the stick. I know both men henpecked and do what they’re told. What these men who think they’re so smart aren’t really smart enough to see is, the women let them THINK they’re in charge.
I’m sure there are those who find their true loves on the internet. I just don’t understand why they can’t meet people like it used to be done. The internet should be used to get sex and leave it at that. Don’t get married! It was just sex!
No need to get into the spirit of the thread merely because of the title.
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...and it’s relevant because I don’t pay the salaries of internet trolls.
They studied trolls without calling us?
LOL! I think you will find this is often the case. I know, not in your house (snort!)
Trolling or not, most people pay for their internet access. If they want to troll, I say let ‘em troll as long as they’re paying their bill.
And all this time I thought they were just typical Democrats.
Hahahahahahahaha...I had no idea what to make of that post, but your reply hit the funny bone for me...:)
I have an acquaintance that was a cop and he used the word “trolling” for going to known homo prostitute hangouts in plainclothes and making busts for solicitation.
I always used to bust on him in asking if he has gone trolling lately.
Actually, trolling is what most of the press does every day.
When they put up a headline that grabs your attention but either leaves relevant facts out or only provide a critical reversing fact at the end of the story, it’s doing the same thing.
I always thought troll referred to the thing living under the bridge trying to trap the 3 Billy Goats Gruff.
All part of the campaign to end anonymous posting of comments on the Internet. Its a campaign that’s working quite well from what I’ve observed.
Of course, the result is that only those who agree with the viewpoint of a particular newspaper or website, (HuffPost for example), surrender their autonomy and submit comments. The result of course is to silence any opposing views and to insure that anyone who does post opposing views is easily identified and made traceable.
Its part of the end game for the Progressives to take over the internet and silence any opposing views.
I wish I could find out how to get paid, I might give up my retirement.
I hoped the study talked about disinhibition
Normal people will really push their boundaries if they feel anonymous and they aren’t communicating with others face-to-face. Basically, people lose their inhibition.
I don’t really think most trolls are psychopaths - you do it because you can and get away with it.
You (and Kennard and saganite) have the right of it.
I cannot recall any conversation with a leftist that DIDN’T contain ignorance, lies, or projection.
Projection is dumping off their inadequacies onto another.
WHY they must do this is important to understand.
The truth is - they are full of self-loathing, and cannot stand the portrait of themselves that introspective analysis reveals.
It is an emotional compulsion, projection.
Their hollowness demands servitude to its corrosive dictates.
“I wish I could find out how to get paid, I might give up my retirement. “
Your check is in the mail, probably delayed due to all the “global warming” on the roads. :-)
Doesn’t seem right.
There’s trolls, and the predatory creatures that hunt them.
Can’t study the psychology of one without the other.
Yeah, and other assorted sociopaths...