Internet Trolls Really Are Horrible People

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Gutenberg
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Internet Trolls Really Are Horrible People

Post by Gutenberg » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:22 am

Internet Trolls Really Are Horrible People
Narcissistic, Machiavellian, psychopathic, and sadistic.

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"The research, conducted by Erin Buckels of the University of Manitoba and two colleagues, sought to directly investigate whether people who engage in trolling are characterized by personality traits that fall in the so-called Dark Tetrad." [...] It is hard to overplay the results: The study found correlations, sometimes quite significant, between these traits and trolling behavior."
Read more: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_an ... pathy.html

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