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Study finds that Internet Trolls are terrible people in real life

Vyralize: A study conducted by University of Manitoba research students Erin E. Buckels, Paul D. Trapnell, and Delroy L. Paulhus has claimed that Internet Trolls exhibit much higher levels of sadism, narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy in real life. These traits are classified as under a category called “Dark Tetrad” traits. They also found a direct correlation between the amount of time they spent making comments on the Internet and between all traits except narcissism.

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RobbyGrob1724d ago

Well duh. Terrible people are terrible everywhere. They wouldn't be acting like assholes on the web if their lives were good.

gedapeleda1723d ago

>Implying they didn't troll the survey

Blacktric1723d ago

>maymay arrowing outside of an imageboard

Speed-Racer1723d ago

maymay? I hope you mean meem.

Somebody1723d ago

Let's hope other media outlets won't misinterpret this and try connect it with gamers who play violent video games are violent people too.

Crazay1723d ago

And N4G has about 80% of them all signed up as users.

Does this come as a surprise to anyone?

TheSaint1723d ago

I don't know that people having bad lives is relevant or makes them a troll, not everyone is that way inclined.

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RetrospectRealm1724d ago

Not surprised here at all. If they can be rude online then why wouldn't they do it in real life. Like Robby said, "Well duh. Terrible people are terrible everywhere".

SilentNegotiator1724d ago

In other news, studies show that dickheads at a mall are also dickheads at an amusement park. Details at 11.

The_Devil_Hunter1724d ago

I dont usually comment...but that was hilarious. Hahaha.

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