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Web Stalkers
Chapter 3 -
Web Weirdos

The Pseudo Stalker

There are many borderline wackos on the web who will challenge others’ patience and give-off scary signals.  Termed “inappropriate affect” by psychologists, inappropriate responses are a sure tip-off.  This inappropriate response might come-off as merely unpleasant, but it should always be taken as a warning signal.

As noted earlier, the safety of the web emboldens otherwise introverted or withdrawn personalities, especially those picked-on types who have a deep-seated fear of confrontation stemming from years of taunting and ridicule.  Their repressed anger comes out in savage, inappropriate attacks, similar to those in old WWII Nazi movies.

The age-old adage, “Never trust anyone who feels compelled to remind you that they are honest” applies, but with a different spin.  The following are some common categories of inappropriate affect:

Inappropriate Aggression – Those who respond to non-offensive communications with inflammatory comments are more often than not suffering from a diagnosable condition.  Their outbursts help them to offset their feelings of low self-esteem, and just as a Masochist enjoys inflicting bodily pain, this borderline psycho derives pleasure from demeaning others.  Here is an example:

As ever, Jack, you reveal yourself to be an utter idiot.  Because you can't be bothered to search Deja News, you resort to personal attacks, and claims of "Liar! Liar!".

The above text is an excerpt from:

Web Stalkers
Protect yourself from Internet Criminals & Psychopaths
ISBN 0-97-45993-9-5

by Donald K. Burleson, Stephen Andert

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