TROLLS! A Personality Disorder?

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    Oct 08, 2011 9:12 PM GMT
    Is trolling a sign of a very negative self-image? I asked myself this question when i read the following online:

    "Reading what you described of that person in my opinion they have a Self Defeating Personality Disorder. This as in many personality disorders presents itself in a variety of contexts. Characteristically, people with this disorder act in such a way as to cause others to be angry or to reject them. A person with this disorder will indeed cause socially destructive incidences. To be hated , rejected or intensely disliked as in living with their expectations that's why they may feel good concerning their negative impact around others. Part of the problem is not that their egotistical but the have low self esteems and any negative respond too them they feel a sense of enjoyment. It's difficult if not impossible to reach out to such people as part of their disorder they will rebuff a helping hand with callus. A variety of theories, psychoanalytic, cognitive and social learning have been offer to explain the origin of the patterns of this disorder. Your right studies suggest this disorder may be one one of the most common personality disorders. In addition gender ratio ranges from 3.2 female and 2.1 males. Most information came from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). My first thoughts from the description of your question that this may be a self sadism disorder but any information I read did not address this. The DSM understands the self defeating personality disorder demands further study. Hope this helps"

    Keep in mind this is NOT a diagnostic for a mental disorder, but it is one possible explanation for trolling: namely a negative self-image

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    Oct 09, 2011 4:55 PM GMT
    i picked out some trolls my 1st wk on RJ. stopped reading their posts soon after. idk, maybe they add something, just not sure what it is. sounds 2 me like nothing more than the following:

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    Oct 09, 2011 9:43 PM GMT
    I always thought it was just a variation of sociopath.
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    Oct 10, 2011 1:31 AM GMT
    GreenHopper, there's also a personality type that thrives on the humour of raining on another's parade. They particularly enjoy making others feel hated or worthless.

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    Oct 10, 2011 10:41 AM GMT
    Silly anti-lulz folk... lrn2internet kthanxs
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    Oct 12, 2011 5:21 PM GMT
    FrostedFlakes saidSilly anti-lulz folk... lrn2internet kthanxs
    You make me giggle. icon_smile.gif