Internet Trolls Are Narcissists, Psychopaths and Sadists - Study

  • heyom

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    Dec 28, 2014 11:35 AM GMT
    So remember. Never feed them. You feed them, you do what they want.

    http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/your-online-secrets/201409/internet-trolls-are-narcissists-psychopaths-and-sadists
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    Dec 28, 2014 11:44 AM GMT
    Never gonna happen because one or more of the following:
    - People let their emotions take over, and common sense takes a back seat.
    - They feel compelled to give their "2 cents" on everything.
    - They're bored and would rather play along with a troll because there's nothing to watch on tv.

    The last one is so true on this site. The most memorable and adored members here are the trolls. Strange times we live in. icon_confused.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 28, 2014 2:02 PM GMT
    Some good advice. Sad, some of the trolls and trolling behavior is some of the first behaviors newcomers see when they start forum participation and end up leaving, wondering what kind of a place this site is.
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    Dec 28, 2014 2:50 PM GMT
    From one of the stories in my new book, "People Who Need To Die." Available on Amazon. RJ is mentioned in the Internet Trolls story.

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    Dec 28, 2014 2:59 PM GMT
    xrichx saidNever gonna happen because one or more of the following:
    - People let their emotions take over, and common sense takes a back seat.
    - They feel compelled to give their "2 cents" on everything.
    - They're bored and would rather play along with a troll because there's nothing to watch on tv.

    The last one is so true on this site. The most memorable and adored members here are the trolls. Strange times we live in. icon_confused.gif


    pretty much all of that. As for myself, i'm a troll's worst nightmare icon_cool.gif
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Dec 28, 2014 3:13 PM GMT
    Sums it up
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 28, 2014 4:54 PM GMT
    xrichx saidNever gonna happen because one or more of the following:
    - People let their emotions take over, and common sense takes a back seat.
    - They feel compelled to give their "2 cents" on everything.
    - They're bored and would rather play along with a troll because there's nothing to watch on tv.

    The last one is so true on this site. The most memorable and adored members here are the trolls. Strange times we live in. icon_confused.gif

    I only consider sock puppets and catfish to be trolls. People who are long time posters or have unpopular opinions are often called trolls, but really they are just disliked for being themselves.
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    Dec 28, 2014 5:46 PM GMT
    Finally, something on these silly message boards that accurately describes my personality disorder. Maybe there is hope for truth after all.

    They should rename this website to appropriately describe who I am: REALJERK.

  • HottJoe

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    Dec 28, 2014 6:09 PM GMT
    CLTMike46 saidFinally, something on these silly message boards that accurately describes my personality disorder. Maybe there is hope for truth after all.

    They should rename this website to appropriately describe who I am: REALJERK.


    Lol, I think someone coined that phrase awhile back.
  • metta

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    Dec 28, 2014 7:07 PM GMT
    Good to know I have been doing the right thing. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 28, 2014 7:15 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    xrichx saidNever gonna happen because one or more of the following:
    - People let their emotions take over, and common sense takes a back seat.
    - They feel compelled to give their "2 cents" on everything.
    - They're bored and would rather play along with a troll because there's nothing to watch on tv.

    The last one is so true on this site. The most memorable and adored members here are the trolls. Strange times we live in. icon_confused.gif

    I only consider sock puppets and catfish to be trolls. People who are long time posters or have unpopular opinions are often called trolls, but really they are just disliked for being themselves.

    xrichx said- They feel compelled to give their "2 cents" on everything.
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    Dec 28, 2014 7:21 PM GMT
    Just learnt that I'm possibly really attracted to trolls.....

    Sadists and Narcissists float my boat what can I say ? icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 28, 2014 7:23 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    xrichx saidNever gonna happen because one or more of the following:
    - People let their emotions take over, and common sense takes a back seat.
    - They feel compelled to give their "2 cents" on everything.
    - They're bored and would rather play along with a troll because there's nothing to watch on tv.

    The last one is so true on this site. The most memorable and adored members here are the trolls. Strange times we live in. icon_confused.gif

    I only consider sock puppets and catfish to be trolls. People who are long time posters or have unpopular opinions are often called trolls, but really they are just disliked for being themselves.


    Agreed.

    The label is tossed about too freely, usually by individuals who feel threatened in some weird way because they are being challenged.

    I think We all know a true troll when We come across one -- faceless, empty and yammering on about something particularly insulting, cruel, racist or just plain stupid. Ironically, they are often the first ones to break out the troll banner for everone else.

    I actually have always thought of most of them as just being painfully lonely, shy and grossly ignored.

    There some here and there however who are actually dark geniuses - but those are exceedingly few and far between. Most of them just want to disrupt a Community they desperately want to be a part of but posess too little self esteem to just jump in and really participate.

    Then there are the ones who are trying to work out their own childhood traumas via a forum instead of their therapist's office. They are usually the ones who accuse EVERYONE of being a slut, whore, gold-digger, pedophile, rapist, abominable snowman, Jersey Devil, you name it.

    Ultimately lots of words get written but nothing is ever really said.
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 28, 2014 7:40 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    HottJoe said
    xrichx saidNever gonna happen because one or more of the following:
    - People let their emotions take over, and common sense takes a back seat.
    - They feel compelled to give their "2 cents" on everything.
    - They're bored and would rather play along with a troll because there's nothing to watch on tv.

    The last one is so true on this site. The most memorable and adored members here are the trolls. Strange times we live in. icon_confused.gif

    I only consider sock puppets and catfish to be trolls. People who are long time posters or have unpopular opinions are often called trolls, but really they are just disliked for being themselves.

    xrichx said- They feel compelled to give their "2 cents" on everything.

    Fair enough, but the irony is that I only hit "submit" on about half of the posts I write, and I can't even be sure if it's the best half. Idk if other posters hold back more, or if they just have less to say in the first place.

    I think people who have a low tolerance for my musings typically put me on ignore, (I know at one point you had me ignore, because you thought I was unhinged, or something). There are quite a few posters who like to call me ugly or stupid. I think I have more hecklers than readers, but I'm no shrinking violet. I'm more like a Phoenix rising. At some point, I'll burn myself out and retreat to my private writings for a few months, and you won't hear a peep from me until the fire is back.

    I'm not sure if that makes me troll. I certainly wouldn't call my posts trollish. If anything my naysayers just haven't contributed much of anything to this site, but they are apparently content with inanity.

    Imo, the worst trolls are the people who say there is no community, or that RJ is a lost cause. I'm not sure why they're even here of they feel that way. I think of them as wannabes, which is what I suspect makes them seem so bitter.
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    Dec 28, 2014 7:48 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    HottJoe said
    xrichx saidNever gonna happen because one or more of the following:
    - People let their emotions take over, and common sense takes a back seat.
    - They feel compelled to give their "2 cents" on everything.
    - They're bored and would rather play along with a troll because there's nothing to watch on tv.

    The last one is so true on this site. The most memorable and adored members here are the trolls. Strange times we live in. icon_confused.gif

    I only consider sock puppets and catfish to be trolls. People who are long time posters or have unpopular opinions are often called trolls, but really they are just disliked for being themselves.

    xrichx said- They feel compelled to give their "2 cents" on everything.

    Fair enough, but the irony is that I only hit "submit" on about half of the posts I write, and I can't even be sure if it's the best half. Idk if other posters hold back more, or if they just have less to say in the first place.

    I think people who have a low tolerance for my musings typically put me on ignore, (I know at one point you had me ignore, because you thought I was unhinged, or something). There are quite a few posters who like to call me ugly or stupid. I think I have more hecklers than readers, but I'm no shrinking violet. I'm more like a Phoenix rising. At some point, I'll burn myself out and retreat to my private writings for a few months, and you won't hear a peep from me until the fire is back.

    I'm not sure if that makes me troll. I certainly wouldn't call my posts trollish. If anything my naysayers just haven't contributed much of anything to this site, but they are apparently content with inanity.

    Imo, the worst trolls are the people who say there is no community, or that RJ is a lost cause. I'm not sure why they're even here of they feel that way. I think of them as wannabes, which is what I suspect makes them seem so bitter.


    You are MANY things but troll ain't one of 'em.

    Often the "guys" brandishing that particular epithet have been on the site for about 10 minutes and have added absolutely nothing of any value.

    Sometimes you also have to consider the source. If Charles Manson calls You "insane" are You really going to take it to heart???
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    Dec 28, 2014 7:55 PM GMT
    Good article, advices. Just ignore them, it is the best way, think of it as an ignored dating email from a guy whom you're not interested in. icon_redface.gificon_eek.gif
  • buddycat

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    Dec 28, 2014 8:00 PM GMT
    Martha Spout, who served as clinical faculty at Harvard Medical School for 25 years, claims in her book "The Sociopath Next Door" that one in twenty five people are sociopaths. Obviously some wind up on RJ, trolling to get a reaction.
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 28, 2014 8:23 PM GMT
    Of course if the "non commentators" and "others" are the better people, then that would explain why sometimes it seems like no one has anything nice to say.icon_neutral.gif

    This is why we can't have nice things.icon_mad.gif

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    Dec 28, 2014 8:37 PM GMT
    HottJoe said... consider sock puppets and catfish ... People who have unpopular opinions...
    sorry to pick you Joe but for those that wimper & complain; the realjock block function really works. Block everyone, block me, block your self. Just dont play along to people that shove it in your face more than your mother.
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    HottJoe saidI only consider sock puppets and catfish to be trolls. People who are long time posters or have unpopular opinions are often called trolls, but really they are just disliked for being themselves.

    That's sort of a grey area. It's ok to have an unpopular opinion. But forcing that opinion on off-topic threads for the purpose of starting a fight, is not ok.

    There are a group of individuals that constantly bait each other here and always end up detailing threads with their bitch fest.
  • Buddha

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    Dec 29, 2014 12:40 AM GMT
    Sounds like a conclusion that only someone who got SRSLY TROLL'D would make.
  • buddycat

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    Dec 29, 2014 12:56 AM GMT
    xrichx said
    HottJoe saidI only consider sock puppets and catfish to be trolls. People who are long time posters or have unpopular opinions are often called trolls, but really they are just disliked for being themselves.

    That's sort of a grey area. It's ok to have an unpopular opinion. But forcing that opinion on off-topic threads for the purpose of starting a fight, is not ok.

    There are a group of individuals that constantly bait each other here and always end up detailing threads with their bitch fest.


    That is a good point, there is certainly a difference between a troll and someone who is just an asshole and being one doesn't make you a psychopath or narcissist.
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    Dec 29, 2014 3:17 AM GMT
    reddit will continue to exist after realjock.

    all of the peeps posting here are incredibly smart some of them i am willing to admit might be get paid to post here. no matter.

    oh by the way anyone know the who is of realjocks.com?
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    pellaz saidreddit will continue to exist after realjock.
    all of the peeps posting here are incredibly smart some of them i am willing to admit might be get paid to post here. no matter.
    oh by the way anyone know the who is of realjocks.com?

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  • Orland23

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    Dec 29, 2014 4:32 AM GMT
    HottJoe said
    xrichx saidNever gonna happen because one or more of the following:
    - People let their emotions take over, and common sense takes a back seat.
    - They feel compelled to give their "2 cents" on everything.
    - They're bored and would rather play along with a troll because there's nothing to watch on tv.

    The last one is so true on this site. The most memorable and adored members here are the trolls. Strange times we live in. icon_confused.gif

    I only consider sock puppets and catfish to be trolls. People who are long time posters or have unpopular opinions are often called trolls, but really they are just disliked for being themselves.


    People often label commenters with opposing views trolls. Go to any left wing or right wing site, they would call any commenters "trolls" if they have opposing views.

    Some people leave vile comments (racist, sexist, homophobic) because they are vile human beings and post anything they will not say in person; hiding behind a keyboard and screen. Others just post comments just to rile people up even if they are insulting their own groupicon_confused.gif