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Trolls. Who knew?
Posted - 2/13/2014 3:11:58 PM | show profile | flag this post
An online survey by a group of Canadian researchers suggests that Internet trolls are more likely than others to show signs of sadism, psychopathy and "Machiavellianism": a disregard for morality and tendency to manipulate or exploit others.
"It was sadism, however, that had the most robust associations with trolling of any of the personality measures," says an article by psychologists from the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg and University of British Columbia. "In fact, the associations between sadism and ... scores were so strong that it might be said that online trolls are prototypical everyday sadists."
"Trolls operate as agents of chaos on the Internet, exploiting 'hot-button issues' to make users appear overly emotional or foolish in some manner,"
I should stop feeding them.
Sorry Cruster . Grateful.
Posted - 2/13/2014 3:51:21 PM | show profile | flag this post
Good to know, cruzo...
that you're finally looking into your mental health issues.
Next, look into the split personalities you exhibit here in addition to trolling. The multiple screen names are easy for our "casual readers" to discern.
They are much harder for the afflicted to know and understand.
Posted - 2/13/2014 6:24:52 PM | show profile | flag this post
Speaking of mental health issues, i get accused of being every poster who isn't a Democrat.
I'm still waiting on proof....
Posted - 2/13/2014 6:35:49 PM | show profile | flag this post
It's a left wing fringe ego defense mechanism
They just cannot get their heads around the fact that legions of conservartives...including some who post on here...disagree with their pseudo-populist/Socialist agenda and can cogently articulate alternatives.
Posted - 2/13/2014 6:53:17 PM | show profile | flag this post
"..cogently articulate alternatives.."??
were you ever planning to do so?..
didn't think so..
Posted - 2/13/2014 8:06:02 PM | show profile | flag this post
posting under both of his handles.
Sign of a pure troll.
Posted - 2/13/2014 8:49:51 PM | show profile | flag this post
9/11 WAS A INSIDEJOB!!!!
JFK WAS KILLED BY THE CIA!!!!!
Don't stop etaoin...