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Study: Internet Trolls Are As Narcissistic As Newspaper Columnists

by | 22nd, September 2014

HOW about that online debate ?

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.

Aren’t they just saying things online?

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, 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?

Someone bored?

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