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How Trolls Use Mind Control to Tear People Down

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Trolls often use techniques that are commonly used in mind control and brainwashing.

They attempt to tear you down and destroy your personality, by relentlessly accusing you, needling you, to the point where you are disoriented and in despair.

In a malevolent  "sensitivity training" program, you might be asked to give a speech to the group, a short summary of your life history. When you're done, the leader will ruthlessly attack you, caling you a jerk, hypocrite, or other filthy names.

You will be shocked. The leader will then tell you that in your life story, you took credit for every good thing and success you achieved, and you blamed others for every bad thing and failure you experienced.

Trolls and cyberbullies use similar tactics. They will accuse you of something. You defend yourself. Then they accuse you of something else. You defend yourself again. If you allow them to keep it up, they may be able to trap you into a contradiction, which they'll use against you.

Lean how to spot the typical methods of trolls, cyberbullies, and mind control cults -- and turn the tables on them.