The Complete Guide to Understanding and Dealing With Online Trolls

Detail from Hercules and the Hydra of Lerna, by Nicolo Van Aelst and Antonio Tempesta.

Who are these people?

The Thinker

The Zombie Army

The Zealot

Why do they do it?

Troll tactics

Refusing to back down on known fallacies

Troll telephone

Aggressively poor reading comprehension

Threats and doxxing

It wasn’t me

How to deal

Don’t feed the trolls

Do feed the trolls

Talk it out

Be prepared

Embrace moderation

OMG LOL

Use your trolls wisely

For pity’s sake

When it goes beyond online

Tough Choices

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Ragen Chastain

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Speaker, writer, Certified Health Coach, marathoner, fathlete. Thought leader in body image, Health at Every Size, & corporate wellness. www.sizedforsuccess.com

Better Humans

Better Humans is a collection of the world's most trustworthy writing on human potential and self improvement by coaches, academics, and aggressive self-experimenters. Articles are based on deep personal experience, science, and research. No fluff, book reports, or listicles.