I’m with Kirsten 200% on her article – I’ve seen many friends hurt by Trollism and as a reviewer who posts in Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble and Smashwords – I detest Troll Reviews and have no hesitation in pressing the NOT HELPFUL button and stating my reasons for doing so!
I also reinforce the advice to authors – DO NOT ENGAGE!
Treat them like the pariahs they are!
As the WANA Mama, I am fiercely protective of my writer peeps…like Giant Kodiak Mother Bear Protective. I will and have gone to the mattresses for fellow writers who’ve found themselves under senseless attack.
Yet, as a counterpoint, I choose my battles. I love Sun Tzu, and have read his Art of War until the pages were falling out. When it comes to dealing with a formidable enemy, Sun Tzu is the master tactician. One of my favorite quotes?
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. ~Sun Tzu
A few days ago Psychology Today posted an article I found interesting in that 1) this article gives data to support what we all know deep down but 2) don’t want to believe. We know there is something different about trolls. They exhibit what is called The Dark Tetrad Personality—Machiavellianism, narcissism, sadism, and…
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Outstanding article! Shared on FB, LI, Twitter. Thanks for reblogging, Chris 🙂