magisme Posted September 21, 2014 Share Posted September 21, 2014 (edited) Internet cupcakes Are Narcissists, Psychopaths, and SadistsIn this month's issue of Personality and Individual Differences, a study was published that confirms what we all suspected: internet cupcakes are horrible people. Let's start by getting our definitions straight. An internet cupcake is someone who comes into a discussion and posts comments designed to upset or disrupt the conversation. Often, it seems like there is no real purpose behind their comments except to upset everyone else involved. cupcakes will lie, exaggerate, and offend to get a response. What kind of person would do this? Canadian researchers decided to find out. They conducted two internet studies with over 1,200 people. They gave personality tests to each subject along with a survey about their internet commenting behavior. They were looking for evidence that linked trolling with the Dark Tetrad of personality: narcissism, Machiavellianism, psychopathy, and sadistic personality. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/your-online-secrets/201409/internet-cupcakes-are-narcissists-psychopaths-and-sadists The crazies are among us.Someone pluralize "cupcake" in the title, please. Edited September 21, 2014 by magisme Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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