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Quote:In the past few years, the science of Internet trollology has made some strides. Last year, for instance, we learned that by hurling insults and inciting discord in online comment sections, so-called Internet trolls (who are frequently anonymous) have a polarizing effect on audiences, leading to politicization, rather than deeper understanding of scientific topics.

That’s bad, but it’s nothing compared with what a new psychology paper has to say about the personalities of trolls themselves. 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: Machiavellianism (willingness to manipulate and deceive others), narcissism (egotism and self-obsession), psychopathy (the lack of remorse and empathy), and sadism (pleasure in the suffering of others).

It is hard to overplay the results: The study found correlations, sometimes quite significant, between these traits and trolling behavior. What’s more, it also found a relationship between all Dark Tetrad traits (except for narcissism) and the overall time that an individual spent, per day, commenting on the Internet.

In the study, trolls were identified in a variety of ways. One was by simply asking survey participants what they “enjoyed doing most” when on online comment sites, offering five options: “debating issues that are important to you,” “chatting with others,” “making new friends,” “trolling others,” and “other.” Here’s how different responses about these Internet commenting preferences matched up with responses to questions designed to identify Dark Tetrad traits:
E.E. Buckels et al, "Trolls just want to have fun," Personality and Individual Differences, 2014.

E.E. Buckels et al, "Trolls just want to have fun," Personality and Individual Differences, 2014.

To be sure, only 5.6 percent of survey respondents actually specified that they enjoyed “trolling.” By contrast, 41.3 percent of Internet users were “non-commenters,” meaning they didn’t like engaging online at all. So trolls are, as has often been suspected, a minority of online commenters, and an even smaller minority of overall Internet users.

The researchers conducted multiple studies, using samples from Amazon’s Mechanical Turk but also of college students, to try to understand why the act of trolling seems to attract this type of personality. They even constructed their own survey instrument, which they dubbed the Global Assessment of Internet Trolling, or GAIT, containing the following items:

I have sent people to shock websites for the lulz.

I like to troll people in forums or the comments section of websites.

I enjoy griefing other players in multiplayer games.

The more beautiful and pure a thing is, the more satisfying it is to corrupt.

Yes, some people actually say they agree with such statements. And again, doing so was correlated with sadism in its various forms, with psychopathy, and with Machiavellianism. Overall, the authors found that the relationship between sadism and trolling was the strongest, and that indeed, sadists appear to troll because they find it pleasurable. “Both trolls and sadists feel sadistic glee at the distress of others,” they wrote. “Sadists just want to have fun ... and the Internet is their playground!”

The study comes as websites, particularly at major media outlets, are increasingly weighing steps to rein in trollish behavior. Last year Popular Science did away with its comments sections completely, citing research on the deleterious effects of trolling, and YouTube also took measures to rein in trolling.

But study author Buckels actually isn’t sure that fix is a realistic one. “Because the behaviors are intrinsically motivating for sadists, comment moderators will likely have a difficult time curbing trolling with punishments (e.g., banning users),” she said by email. “Ultimately, the allure of trolling may be too strong for sadists, who presumably have limited opportunities to express their sadistic interests in a socially-desirable manner.”

Yup, trolls aren't just worthless assholes, they're sadistic pricks too.

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Shieet. I'm a worthless asshole & saditsic prick!

Tell me something I don't know eh?

Though I can see the benefits of ditching comments, it also kinda takes away people's ability to comment. Then again with the ease of creating a blog and stuff, if you really want to comment I guess you could just post your trollness on your own blog?

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Ex-troll here. I have gone so far as to delete the entire SS forum on multiple occasions when I was a moderator. The first time I deleted the forum, I manipulated Soulriser in to believing I was doing it to protect sensitive information, enabling me to remain a moderator so that I could do it again. These deletions caused downtimes of about one week each. A few online buddies and I hacked in to a band's webpage and replaced it with shock images. There were also numerous occasions where I tricked people in to checking out shock sites. These were very sadistic things to do, and I regret my actions. Nowadays I wouldn't stomp out a flower, much less delete an entire forum that somebody worked very hard on to make possible. I was just a troubled teenager and wreaking internet havoc was my outlet.

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Yet Im still a lowly forum helper.

It's like being a baron. I wanna be dat duke eyy

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(02-14-2015 09:11 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Yet Im still a lowly forum helper.

It's like being a baron. I wanna be dat duke eyy

Constantly fantasizing about being a totalitarian dictator probably doesn't help in that regard.
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(02-14-2015 09:11 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Yet Im still a lowly forum helper.

It's like being a baron. I wanna be dat duke eyy

Constantly fantasizing about being a totalitarian dictator probably doesn't help in that regard.

Please. My track record is squeaky clean. I wax it with the blood of my foes daily!

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I'm not surprised that internet trolling is linked to sociopathy/psychopathy. In the end, sadly comments sections are going to be used for very evil deeds, often as outlets of rage. I remember at times trolling entire sections out of "pure lolz" when in reality I was frustrated at my life, and I did that to spread my anger towards other people. It's pretty akin to bullying, except bullying tends to be more specific and targeted.

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Psychopathy/sociopathy isn't something people choose to have.

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(02-18-2015 07:03 PM)Weswammy Wrote:  Psychopathy/sociopathy isn't something people choose to have.

That's the whole point of the definition. It's a series of subconscious behaviors that the individual uses throughout their daily life without noticing it much at all.

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(02-19-2015 02:05 PM)Dikont5 Wrote:  
(02-18-2015 07:03 PM)Weswammy Wrote:  Psychopathy/sociopathy isn't something people choose to have.

That's the whole point of the definition. It's a series of subconscious behaviors that the individual uses throughout their daily life without noticing it much at all.

so why is this some kind of condemnation of trolls?

Oh hurr durr trolls are psychopaths they're so terrible even though psychopathy isn't a choice.

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(02-19-2015 02:34 PM)Weswammy Wrote:  
(02-19-2015 02:05 PM)Dikont5 Wrote:  
(02-18-2015 07:03 PM)Weswammy Wrote:  Psychopathy/sociopathy isn't something people choose to have.

That's the whole point of the definition. It's a series of subconscious behaviors that the individual uses throughout their daily life without noticing it much at all.

so why is this some kind of condemnation of trolls?

Oh hurr durr trolls are psychopaths they're so terrible even though psychopathy isn't a choice.

I don't blame ASPDs for being the way they are, either. Doesn't mean I'd allow them to try and kill me.

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Dear Tumblrites: Despite your wrongly self-diagnosed PTSD, no line of scientific evidence suggests people can be triggered over the internet. Triggering works through the senses (i.e. smell, taste, touch, vision, hearing.) but it goes through real time; if you're not experiencing it in real life as it's ACTUALLY HAPPENING in your ACTUAL life, you CANNOT be triggered. The only exception to this is if you have a seizure, but then again, that's triggered by epilepsy (i.e. rapidly-changing flashing lights) NOT PTSD. Remembering a bad incident is NOT the same thing as having a flashback. When you remember, you think; when you flashback, you feel.

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Max Stirnir Wrote:"In the time of spirits thoughts grew till they overtopped my head, whose offspring they yet were; they hovered about me and convulsed me like fever-phantasies -- an awful power. The thoughts had become corporeal on their own account, were ghosts, e. g. God, Emperor, Pope, Fatherland, etc. If I destroy their corporeity, then I take them back into mine, and say: "I alone am corporeal." And now I take the world as what it is to me, as mine, as my property; I refer all to myself." The Ego and Its Own, pg. 15
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Osip Mandelstam Wrote:"I divide all of world literature into authorized and unauthorized works. The former are all trash; the latter--stolen air. I want to spit in the face of every writer who first obtains permission and then writes." The Fourth Prose, 1930.
Lukas Foss Wrote:That is why the analogy of stealing does not work. With a thief, we want to know how much money he stole, and from whom. With the artist it is not how much he took and from whom, but what he did with it.
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They can totally kill you through the internet man.

Or are we talking about internet PTSD?

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(02-22-2015 09:04 AM)Weswammy Wrote:  They can totally kill you through the internet man.

Or are we talking about internet PTSD?

I meant IRL. But I don't see the point you're trying to make? Just because a person is born a certain way doesn't justify their behavior.

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Max Stirnir Wrote:"In the time of spirits thoughts grew till they overtopped my head, whose offspring they yet were; they hovered about me and convulsed me like fever-phantasies -- an awful power. The thoughts had become corporeal on their own account, were ghosts, e. g. God, Emperor, Pope, Fatherland, etc. If I destroy their corporeity, then I take them back into mine, and say: "I alone am corporeal." And now I take the world as what it is to me, as mine, as my property; I refer all to myself." The Ego and Its Own, pg. 15
Charles Manson Wrote:“Look down at me and you see a fool;
look up at me and you see a god;
look straight at me and you see yourself”
HeartofShadows Wrote:"Life is nothing more than a druggie trying to get their quick fix of happiness while dealing with the harsh withdrawal of reality"
Osip Mandelstam Wrote:"I divide all of world literature into authorized and unauthorized works. The former are all trash; the latter--stolen air. I want to spit in the face of every writer who first obtains permission and then writes." The Fourth Prose, 1930.
Lukas Foss Wrote:That is why the analogy of stealing does not work. With a thief, we want to know how much money he stole, and from whom. With the artist it is not how much he took and from whom, but what he did with it.
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(02-22-2015 09:37 AM)Sociopath Wrote:  
(02-22-2015 09:04 AM)Weswammy Wrote:  They can totally kill you through the internet man.

Or are we talking about internet PTSD?

I meant IRL. But I don't see the point you're trying to make? Just because a person is born a certain way doesn't justify their behavior.

So what behavior is or isn't justifiable?

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Basically
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(02-22-2015 09:42 AM)Weswammy Wrote:  
(02-22-2015 09:37 AM)Sociopath Wrote:  
(02-22-2015 09:04 AM)Weswammy Wrote:  They can totally kill you through the internet man.

Or are we talking about internet PTSD?

I meant IRL. But I don't see the point you're trying to make? Just because a person is born a certain way doesn't justify their behavior.

So what behavior is or isn't justifiable?

Well there's alot of prevailing systems of philosophies about what behavior is or isn't justifiable, but there are no absolute standards. So you can't really ask what behavior is objectively justifiable.

For me, I stick with the values of negative liberty; what doesn't harm others should be allowed. And then there's the whole definition of "harm" thing, but that's the basic gist.

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Dear Tumblrites: Despite your wrongly self-diagnosed PTSD, no line of scientific evidence suggests people can be triggered over the internet. Triggering works through the senses (i.e. smell, taste, touch, vision, hearing.) but it goes through real time; if you're not experiencing it in real life as it's ACTUALLY HAPPENING in your ACTUAL life, you CANNOT be triggered. The only exception to this is if you have a seizure, but then again, that's triggered by epilepsy (i.e. rapidly-changing flashing lights) NOT PTSD. Remembering a bad incident is NOT the same thing as having a flashback. When you remember, you think; when you flashback, you feel.

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Max Stirnir Wrote:"In the time of spirits thoughts grew till they overtopped my head, whose offspring they yet were; they hovered about me and convulsed me like fever-phantasies -- an awful power. The thoughts had become corporeal on their own account, were ghosts, e. g. God, Emperor, Pope, Fatherland, etc. If I destroy their corporeity, then I take them back into mine, and say: "I alone am corporeal." And now I take the world as what it is to me, as mine, as my property; I refer all to myself." The Ego and Its Own, pg. 15
Charles Manson Wrote:“Look down at me and you see a fool;
look up at me and you see a god;
look straight at me and you see yourself”
HeartofShadows Wrote:"Life is nothing more than a druggie trying to get their quick fix of happiness while dealing with the harsh withdrawal of reality"
Osip Mandelstam Wrote:"I divide all of world literature into authorized and unauthorized works. The former are all trash; the latter--stolen air. I want to spit in the face of every writer who first obtains permission and then writes." The Fourth Prose, 1930.
Lukas Foss Wrote:That is why the analogy of stealing does not work. With a thief, we want to know how much money he stole, and from whom. With the artist it is not how much he took and from whom, but what he did with it.
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I already knew trolls were sociopaths or psychopaths, I encountered them before including on here. No healthy person would say "It's a tragedy that you are breathing"

Actually you choose to be a sociopath but psychopathy is not chosen.

That's why it's best to ignore them, or report them, something to get them out of your hair, unfortunately can't talk sense into these animals.
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(07-07-2015 05:14 AM)Cianna200 Wrote:  I already knew trolls were sociopaths or psychopaths, I encountered them before including on here. No healthy person would say "It's a tragedy that you are breathing"

Actually you choose to be a sociopath but psychopathy is not chosen.

That's why it's best to ignore them, or report them, something to get them out of your hair, unfortunately can't talk sense into these animals.

LOLNO. Sociopathy is as much of a choice as depression/bipolar/schizophrenia/etc.

As in, it's not a choice.

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Let's just say it seeps in, especially from a traumatic childhood or harsh environment.
Most people who are sociopaths have become them. You could be a person who was really caring in life but later on you are corrupted with a weak conscience.
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Anybody remember Duelix and Zimmerman (probably the same person) Perhaps perfect example of an internet troll suffering from some anti social personality disorder.
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A sociopath is someone made antisocial from environment, it starts in childhood. Just because you lack a conscience doesn't mean you lack a defined set of morals from which to base actions on, the ones they have are separate from conventional systems of morality.


"Duelix and Zimmerman (probably the same person)"

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Max Stirnir Wrote:"In the time of spirits thoughts grew till they overtopped my head, whose offspring they yet were; they hovered about me and convulsed me like fever-phantasies -- an awful power. The thoughts had become corporeal on their own account, were ghosts, e. g. God, Emperor, Pope, Fatherland, etc. If I destroy their corporeity, then I take them back into mine, and say: "I alone am corporeal." And now I take the world as what it is to me, as mine, as my property; I refer all to myself." The Ego and Its Own, pg. 15
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Osip Mandelstam Wrote:"I divide all of world literature into authorized and unauthorized works. The former are all trash; the latter--stolen air. I want to spit in the face of every writer who first obtains permission and then writes." The Fourth Prose, 1930.
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Lots of the things you have said, I already know, and what's the big deal in the laughs?
There's nothing to laugh about "eyeroll"
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>implying morals are anything more than a spook

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I've listened to the article... I'll try to form my opinion.

First, there seems to be a lot of confusion on here with the definition of "sociopath" and "psychopath"; actually, they are quite interchangeable. From what I understand, actual, true, sociopaths seem to encompass roughly around 4% of the US population. Are all these people the trolls on internet commenters? While it roughly coincides with the 5% as stated in the article, it's probably not entirely accurate to assume that every internet troll is an exact sociopath.

Second, the motivations for trolling are not completely clear; while the article implies that "trolls just want to have fun", this seems a bit too simplified and linear. Sure, there are definitely people who want to cause havoc just because they enjoy it (a la Daesh), but what are the deeper motivations here? Is it because these people have suffered pain? Is it because these people are simply doing it because the behavior is widespread? This is never made clear.

Third, I don't really like where the discussion is headed; again, true sociopaths are a bit of a rare breed; it is definitely possible that a lot of people who are sociopathic aren't necessarily naturally so; this is actually I believe an issue in the United States justice system, which automatically assumes that people cannot change their ways, and that we are static; this is complete fucking bullshit, since I have changed in many ways, and I definitely years ago had a lot of sociopathic tendencies. Does this make me a bad person? No. So it's important to note that the definition of a "sociopath" again, isn't really clear here.

Those are just my thoughts, take them as you will.

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A psychopath is someone made antisocial by genetic factors; sociopaths are made antisocial by environmental factors.

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Max Stirnir Wrote:"In the time of spirits thoughts grew till they overtopped my head, whose offspring they yet were; they hovered about me and convulsed me like fever-phantasies -- an awful power. The thoughts had become corporeal on their own account, were ghosts, e. g. God, Emperor, Pope, Fatherland, etc. If I destroy their corporeity, then I take them back into mine, and say: "I alone am corporeal." And now I take the world as what it is to me, as mine, as my property; I refer all to myself." The Ego and Its Own, pg. 15
Charles Manson Wrote:“Look down at me and you see a fool;
look up at me and you see a god;
look straight at me and you see yourself”
HeartofShadows Wrote:"Life is nothing more than a druggie trying to get their quick fix of happiness while dealing with the harsh withdrawal of reality"
Osip Mandelstam Wrote:"I divide all of world literature into authorized and unauthorized works. The former are all trash; the latter--stolen air. I want to spit in the face of every writer who first obtains permission and then writes." The Fourth Prose, 1930.
Lukas Foss Wrote:That is why the analogy of stealing does not work. With a thief, we want to know how much money he stole, and from whom. With the artist it is not how much he took and from whom, but what he did with it.
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I agree completely
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They aren't looking at the outside factors in this study. With new freedoms, people experiment and it's more of unconscious behavior because it lowers the amount of conditioning that humans generally have. (Freud's ID, ego, superego) Babies act like babies and toddlers act like toddlers when there are no consequences around. On top of that, it isn't face to face interaction, so emotions are lessened. If this were the case we would all be born sociopaths.
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