Trolling is proven to be linked to strong mental disorders
A study was published by Doctor Erin E. Buckels confirmed what we already knew, trolls are horrible, sick, vile people.
Let's start by getting our definitions straight: An Internet troll is someone who comes into a discussion and posts comments designed to upset or disrupt the conversation. Often, in fact, it seems like there is no real purpose behind their comments except to upset everyone else involved. Trolls will lie, exaggerate, and offend to get a response.
"In two online studies (total N = 1215), respondents completed personality inventories and a survey of their Internet commenting styles. Overall, strong positive associations emerged among online commenting frequency, trolling enjoyment, and troll identity, pointing to a common construct underlying the measures. Both studies revealed similar patterns of relations between trolling and the Dark Tetrad of personality: trolling correlated positively with sadism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism, using both enjoyment ratings and identity scores. Of all personality measures, sadism showed the most robust associations with trolling and, importantly, the relationship was specific to trolling behavior. Enjoyment of other online activities, such as chatting and debating, was unrelated to sadism. Thus cyber-trolling appears to be an Internet manifestation of everyday sadism".
Trolls = Haters=Sick
They conducted two online studies with over 1,200 people, giving 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 traits: Narcissism, Machiavellianism, Psychopathy, and Sadism.
They found that Dark Tetrad scores were highest among people who said trolling was their favorite Internet activity.🙂
"The associations between sadism and GAIT (Global Assessment of Internet Trolling) scores were so strong that it might be said that online trolls are prototypical everyday sadists." rolls truly enjoy making you feel bad. Both trolls and sadists feel sadistic glee at the distress of others". (E.Buckelsa)
So, now you know trolls are very sick people and there is even evidence to prove it, next time you encounter a troll online, remember: These trolls are some truly difficult sick sadistic people ( it's not you it's them ).
It is your suffering that brings them pleasure, so the best thing you can do is ignore them if your religious maybe pray for them. They clearly need therapy at the very, very least.
Buckels, Erin E., Paul D. Trapnell, and Delroy L. Paulhus. "Trolls just want to have fun." Personality and Individual Differences67 (2014): 97-102.