Science reveals what makes trolls so nasty

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Science reveals what makes trolls so nasty - Washington Post

    A 2014 University of Manitoba study was the first to attempt to create a personality profile of trolls. Researchers surveyed hundreds of Internet users and gave them personality tests.

    Most respondents said they liked to do benign things online, such as chatting and debating issues, but 5.6 percent reported that they enjoyed trolling. The personality tests for this group were striking.

    People who enjoyed trolling had much higher rates of dark traits such as sadism, narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism — so much so that “it might be said that online trolls are prototypical everyday sadists,” the authors concluded.
     
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  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Could it be as simple as being bored?
     
  3. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I didn't see "bored" listed in the traits.

    Are you worried?
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Not at all.
     
  5. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    I think he means that "BORED" should be added to the list of traits that TROLLS have.

    Like him.
     
  6. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    This ought to be good. Let me get some popcorn.
     
  7. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Here you go, JoeDog.

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  8. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Here @cosmo1, have a beer.
     

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  9. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Thanks!
     
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  11. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    sounds like someone we all know.
     
  12. Who??
     
  13. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    deleted post.
     
  14. @trickpony1 ??
     
  15. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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  16. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I seriously doubt it.
     
  17. I know Just messing with you..
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I see the uncertainty remains.
     
  19. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    T.O.S. =
    Troll On Something
     
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    moreluck golden ticket member

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