Traits Of Cyber-bullys

In my previous post on Monday , I made the argument that cyber-bullys are bigger creeps than regular old dreamstimefree_96986bullys.  Today, I want to continue with the traits that make cyber bullys dangerous.  All bullys seem to be low in guilt, they are disobedient, show low compassion, and they are not trustworthy.  In addition, cyber bullys are:

1. More disengaged

2. Feel less guilty

3. Have no need to justify their behavior

4. Motivated by pursuit of personal self interest, cannot get past self to think about others

You can see why they would be more dangerous; the traits that keep most of us in line are diminished or absent.

Source: Morality, values, traditional bullying and cyber-bullying in adolescence. E. Menesini et al. Brit. Journal of developmental Psychology V31#1:1-14, March, 2013

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