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Why are people so mean to each other online?

Why are people so mean to each other online?

As communication is increasingly using online methods, the question arises as to why people are so mean to each other? Are people less inhibited online or is it simply the trolls that incite arguments?

A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

- Winston Churchill -
Can science explain pessimism?

Can science explain pessimism?

Being a pessimist, constantly on the lookout for things that can go wrong, leads to increased stress and anxiety. And it's more than just a state of mind. It's powerfully connected to your health. Pessimists may, for example, have reduced life spans. Scientists are attempting to explain the contributions of genes and enviornment in pessimistic personalities.

Facebook ‘likes’ predict personality

Facebook ‘likes’ predict personality

Sexuality, political leanings and even intelligence can be gleaned from the things you choose to 'like' on Facebook. Researchers at Cambridge University used algorithms to predict religion, politics, race and sexual orientation. The research adds to social media privacy concerns but should please advertisers.

Personalities in the workplace

Personalities in the workplace

A study of office politics by Oliver James, the psychologist and broadcaster, suggests that workplaces are a jungle of awkward personalities vying for domination. He has identified three types of dysfunctional personalities among white collar workers: psychopath, Machiavellian, and narcissist, and a fourth dysfunctional type: a triadic person who is a combination of all three.

Mr Men personalities
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I am normal
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I’m much more interesting on the internet
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Extrovert introvert

The 10 types of social media addicts

Social media addiction: a disease likely affecting millions, but one that’s hard to track because it comes in many forms. This infographic details 10 of the most common types of social media fiend - alert lover, social guru, verb creator, vowel hater, blog referencer, self-proclaimed influencer, multi-mayor, liker, constant checker, freak out-er. Which one are you?