MONTREAL, August 24, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Online "trolls" - the human kind that is, not the "bots" run by an algorithm
Analyzing data from 1,344 people who took the Self-Control & Self-Monitoring Test, PsychTests' researchers looked at the attitudes, traits, and behavior patterns of people who have been labeled "insensitive" by friends, family, and colleagues. Here's what PsychTests' study reveals about people plagued by "verbal diarrhea":
THEY ARE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE UNDERDEVELOPED SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL IQ
AS A RESULT
THEY HAVE SELF-CONTROL ISSUES
"According to our study, less than half of insensitive people think before they speak. On the flipside, 71% of people who are sensitive to other people's feelings will self-monitor. This means that insensitive people are either unable to take that extra moment to assess the content or form of what they say, or simply don't care enough to do so," explains Dr. Jerabek, president of PsychTests. "Either way, it reveals a general lack of not just social etiquette, but also impulse control. Self-monitoring and social decorum are not about being fake or going overboard on political correctness. It's about knowing how to express your opinion with tact, even if it is controversial. It's about knowing how to read social situations, body language, and facial expressions. It's also about knowing that 'opinion' is not the same as 'scientific fact,' and that in some situations it's best to keep your thoughts to yourself. This is a skill, but you have to be willing to practice it. When you say whatever comes to mind without thinking about how it will sound or impact other people, you risk offending and alienating others. This is aside from the fact that trolling is a form of cyber-bullying and harassment, and can get you into a great deal of trouble nowadays."
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