The psychology of Internet debate

Through argument, the pitiful man displaces his precious self-concept into the hands of his judgemental opponent and then seeks to retain it with honour by vanquishing him in rhetorical battle. The trophy is his returned self-concept, with added smug self-righteousness – truly gratifying!

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One Response to “The psychology of Internet debate”

  1. Michael Jensen Says:

    So, does that include dropping by someone’s blog, addressing them as ‘mate’, accusing them of thinking they are God and calling them names? Did you get your anonymous self-concept returned? A clever ruse! Cling to the trophy!

    🙂

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