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The Psychology of Trolls

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Published on Feb 28, 2012

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Comments • 3,436

Samael Malkira
Troll: HEY EVERYONE! LOOK HOW MUCH OF AN ASSHOLE I CAN BE! Everyone: Fuck off asshole Troll: JOKES ON YOU! I WAS ONLY PRETENDING TO BE AN ASSHOLE!!
Alex Hatz
The word troll is so overused that it has lost it's meaning, the end. There has always been a word for the 'true' trolls, it's assholes.
Ryan Walsh
True. People will call others trolls for not playing a game to their best ability. For example, if you fool around in town of salem, you are classified as a troll.
Lychaon Blacksummers
I think the average troll tries to make up for a complete lack of wit and humor by trying to be outrageously controversial instead. The serial trolls takes it a step further and actually think their bleating is somehow intelligent, and often become career politicians.
Brent'sCardsAnd Coins
Lots of people have been bullied, but don't troll. If you do research, you will find most trolls demonstrate psychopathic behavior.
Norma Savage
I live in a neighborhood filled with 15 year olds who happened to be trolls on YouTube (they meet their online friends who live around the neighborhood) Well there are a few loner kids who live a few houses from mine and they play around with guns they bought off the internet in their yard and guess what? The trolls eave them alone MORALE OF THE STORY? Its a crazy world out there RESPECT YOUR FELLOW MAN Stupid kids with their internet trends better leave those kids alone for my sake and I'm 18 I don't want to wake up to gun shots or get killed because the trolls in my neighborhood bullied 2 psycho neighbors 
looq gyitiubu
So..... trolls are real?
Shalom Saadon
acording to psychology is a WE'R ALL SICK. lol
Travis Walls
The fight a bulliy, you punch em in the face. To fight a troll you, ..... I don't know.
zadudet3
As someone who was bullied as a kid, I do not believe that trolling has anything to do with previous history of bullying. I always conduct myself on the internet as I would in real life. That being said, I have gotten into comment wars before, but they were always about something that would have provoked me to argue/fight back in real life.
Far Out
+zadudet3 i agree
littlebitwonky
Bullying doesnt necessarily make someone into a troll but if it damages their self image then it easily can. There are plenty of people who get bullied but can just brush it off but there are also plenty of people who are bullied to the point where they cant just brush it off and it starts to have serious effects on their mental health. For example if every single day when a kid goes to school he is bullied by multiple people than the things those people do will start to get ingrained in his mind, so if they constantly tell him how he is worthless or an idiot after long enough he will start to actually think he is worthless or an idiot. Once someone starts to think they are worthless they will begin to loss all self confidence and they will be constantly upset about who they are. People who have experienced bullying to that degree will start looking for an outlet to take away their pain, whether its by doing drugs, drinking, smoking, trolling, physically hurting themselves, etc. They can also find a healthy outlet like exercise or a hobby of some sort, but fairly often people wont find that enough and will search for other ways to drown the pain, many of which help while doing them but in the end just make things even worse.
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