Trolls, don't you just want to clobber them with a SmartSick! There you are merrily skipping through the internet, when Bam you see one... how can they be so rude and soooo stupid they just don't get it! Well they are mentally off kilter according to a recent study
they have 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). Or a board immature, person wanting to get a thrill.
What is a troll?
A Troll is an annoying flame thrower who loves attention.
The Classic Signs Of A Troll
-Basically say "I'm right you're dumb"
-Twist your words for their purpose/ pleasure
-You Can't educate them --- You can't give IQ points to an idiot
-Will scream "Victim" ----- "Your bullying me!"
-Repeat themselves ad Nauseam
-Will deliberately say things to make you angry
-Are lawyers ----- Freedom of Speech
Pack Trolls & Tag Team Trolls
I've always thought trolls acted alone, but I've seen pack trolls, and tag team trolls, they are mostly likely friends or it's the same person with a different screen name. They stick up for each other and one is usually more vocal then other. Here's an example:
And as you can see all the classic troll traits... this went on for a bit and the owner of the facebook page still tries to get rise from the "elite hoarders" kind of funny to see when you know what's going on ;-)
How To Handle A Troll
We've all heard the term "Don't feed the troll" to me it doesn't mean ignore them, it means don't feed them with your emotions. State your facts, poke a little fun at them, and move on.