On Wed, 20 May 2020 06:23:25 -0700, John Locke
Post by Dreamer In Colore
On Wed, 20 May 2020 03:03:34 -0700, "Andrew"
Post by Andrew Post by Cloud Hobbit
That the most hateful, most racist, misogynistic, speech comes from the religious folks who claim God is love?
That message of love is not apparently reaching the brains of these people.
Maybe the messagenger is the problem.
Maybe they're just lying about their God or maybe their God is an ineffectual twerp with no special power at all.
I thought it "strange" that so called "atheists" (as in the above)
cannot let a single day go by without some reference to, "God".
...Androol, you know damn well that.when we talk about your silly
"God", it is ALLWAYS in the context of an imaginary god ! Trying
to twist our statements to make it look like we acknowledge your
non-existent god just makes you look foolish...correction, more
Deliberately dishonest, not just foolish. His lies about us are meant
Internet Trolls Are Narcissists, Psychopaths, and Sadists
Trolls will lie, exaggerate, and offend to get a response.
In this month's issue of Personality and Individual Differences, a
study was published that confirms what we all suspected: Internet
trolls are horrible people.
Let's start by getting our definitions straight: An Internet troll is
someone who comes into a discussion and posts comments designed to
upset or disrupt the conversation. Often, in fact, it seems like there
is no real purpose behind their comments except to upset everyone else
involved. Trolls will lie, exaggerate, and offend to get a response.
What kind of person would do this? Some Canadian researchers decided
to find out.
They conducted two online studies with over 1,200 people, giving
personality tests to each subject along with a survey about their
Internet commenting behavior. They were looking for evidence that
linked trolling with the "Dark Tetrad" of personality traits:
narcissism, Machiavellianism, psychopathy, and sadism.
They found that Dark Tetrad scores were highest among people who said
trolling was their favorite Internet activity. To get an idea of how
much more prevalent these traits were among Internet trolls, one can
refer to tables from the paper showing low Dark Tetrad scores for
everyone in the study . . . except the trolls. Their scores for all
four traits soar on the chart. The relationship between trolling and
the Dark Tetrad is so significant that the authors write in their
"... the associations between sadism and GAIT (Global Assessment
of Internet Trolling) scores were so strong that it might be said that
online trolls are prototypical everyday sadists." [emphasis added]
Trolls truly enjoy making you feel bad. To quote the authors once more
(because this is a truly quotable article): "Both trolls and sadists
feel sadistic glee at the distress of others. Sadists just want to
have fun. . . and the Internet is their playground!"
The next time you encounter a troll online, remember:
These trolls are some truly difficult people.
It is your suffering that brings them pleasure, so the best thing
you can do is ignore them.