[LINK] On the troll
david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Tue Nov 22 20:26:46 EST 2005
> just kill list him...
Which would be wasting a valuable opportunity.
As an online phenomenon, trolls are on topic for Link. As trolls go,
Vic is relatively benign. That low level of malignancy facilitates
analysis and dissection in the search for treatment and cure. Like any
other disease, a less virulent form can be employed as innoculant,
enhancing resistance to more deadly variants.
David Boxall | Dogs look up to us
david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au | And cats look down on us
| But pigs treat us as equals
At 20/11/2005 7:14 PM Howard Lowndes wrote:
> ...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
>> 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
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