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The Psychology Behind Internet Trolls

April 1, 2014

On any webpage you visit you will most likely find negative and ugly comments, people just love to say ugly things! So Canadian psychologists took a look at this behavior in a paper called “Trolls Just Want to Have Fun.” – trolls being the negative commenters. Through a survey, they found that trolls most often showed signs of “sadism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism,” behaviors often referred to as the “Dark Tetrad.” What researchers are not sure of is if they were sadists and psychopaths before the Internet, or if the Internet turned them into one.

[ Read the Article: The ‘Dark Tetrad’ Makes Up The World Of The Internet Troll ]



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