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An Internet Sociopath - Netopath.

A Sociopath (Socialised Psychopath) uses the internet to pursue their psychologically dangerous behaviour, often across multiple internet venues.

A Netopath is not just a Troll and should not be confused with one. Trolls are disruptive whilst a Netopath appears none disruptive and seeks to control either an individual or group.

The hallmarks of the Netopath are Contemptuous, Self Approving, Authoritarian, Secretive, Paranoid, Avoid being in trouble with the law, Conventional appearance, seek to control and enslave so others act for them, Exercises despotic control, Have an emotional need to justify their conduct, seek out and create willing victims, Are Incapable of real human attachment, do not feel remorse or guilt, are extremely narcissistic and grandiose.

Many instances of Internet Bullying and Harassment are caused by a Netopath - and where there is Group Bullying or Mobbing there is invariably a Netopath at the centre using others as lieutenants to be the Public Face of the Netopath and to allow The Netopath to act as a puppet master and manipulate others so that the Netopath has the least obvious profile within The Group.

A Netopath may be anonymous or very public in who they are - and a Public Netopath is the most dangerous.

Once a Netopath is identified the will often seek revenge for their public unmasking - and they will bear grudges indefinitely and may remain dangerous and seeking revenge for many years.
That nutjob is attacking me on net venue A, B, C, D... and they just won't stop. Is she a Netopath?

I keep asking this Troll to explain their views, and they keep changing the subject and a coming out with more rubbish. Are they a Netopath?

I've just had another email from The Netopath linking to their latest attack on another net forum. I wish they would stop harassing me!

This mobbing is getting out of hand. I can't post anything on the net without it being attacked by the lunatics - and then one gang member makes out they are being nice to me. Is that the Netopath in the charge of the mob?
by PoliticalCripple January 16, 2010
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