The Dark Tetrad Of Trolling Traits: Are You A Troll?

What do deception, narcissism, psychopathy, and sadism have in common? Together, they form the “Dark Tetrad” — the killer combo of personality traits that psychologists believe may contribute to a person’s ability to enjoy inflicting mental and emotional pain on others. And when you’re online, that sense of everyday sadism contributes to Internet trolling. Internet trolling can take many forms. It can be tame, like a mean comment on a random article online. Or it can be completely sociopathic, such as when Martin Shkreli bumped up the price of a life-saving AIDS drug from $13.50 to $750...