[LINK] On the troll
lannet at lannet.com.au
Sun Nov 20 19:14:53 EST 2005
...but you are playing his game...you are analysing him...just kill list
Stephen Jenkin wrote:
> On Sun, 20 Nov 2005, David Boxall wrote:
>>I see the troll is back, befouling the list again.
>>>we can't begin to have a sensible conversation on the subject.
>>Sensible conversation is not his aim. The troll gets his thrills from
>>disruption and discord. ... The reaction he wants is public spectacle.
> David - very good points.
> You comments hold the seeds of a group dealing with 'trolls':
> - ignore the bad behaviour, don't buy into to it, ever.
> - they will then escalate their behaviour & attempts to be noticed
> or control others.
> - after a time without their 'jollies' or pay-offs, they will drop the
> behaviour or seek other outlets for it.
> - repeat as needed.
> Consistency & unbending will from *everyone* are essential.
> [[[Apologies for the length of the post. Links & comment after here]]]
> If you google for the terms:
> "workplace psychopath" or "malignant narcissist"
> you will find a whole wealth of work/information on the topic :-)
> Naming a thing for what it is, gives insight and the ability to draw on
> others work, understanding or resources to either deal with or reduce it
> to (personal) insignificance or indifference.
> Just naming it and not doing the hard work doesn't yield any benefits,
> probably the opposite.
> Prof Robert Hare developed the "20-item Psychopathy Checklist (PCL-R)".
> For those that care, a list of the items:
> Workplace Psychopaths:
> [book by John Clarke (psychologist) "Working with Monsters, How to
> Identify and Protect Yourself from the Workplace Psychopath"
> SMH article on book:
> And ABC on the book:
> Very good on-line resource for bullying & workplace psychopaths:
> "Types of serial bully: The Attention-Seeker, The Wannabe, The Guru and
> The Sociopath".
> Here's a snippet on Narcissts from: http://samvak.tripod.com/msla.html
> "Why should people indulge the narcissist, divert time and energy, give
> him attention, love and adulation? The narcissist's answer is simple:
> because he is *entitled* to it. He feels that he deserves whatever he
> succeeds to extract from others and much more. Actually, he feels
> betrayed, discriminated against and underprivileged because he believes
> that he is not being treated fairly, that he should get more than he
> And more than you probably want to know on various "Antisocial Personality
>>David Boxall | The more that wise people learn
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>> | How much they don't know.
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