Searching over 200 Billion records



Do You Recognize the Signs of an Internet Troll?

An internet troll is a modern slang term for someone that starts an argument or trouble online in social media networks, forums, or blogs.

You may have heard the expression “stop trolling”, or “you are a troll” and had no idea what it meant. Early on in the history of the internet, the words “troll” or “trolling” had an entirely different meaning and meant a “misinformed internet user”. However, the word troll has now picked up an alternative definition on the internet.

What Is an Internet Troll?

Internet trolls deliberately try to disrupt, attack, offend, or cause trouble by posting negative comments, photos, videos and/or generally being disruptive (known as trolling). You will find trolls all over the internet, on message boards, Facebook, dating sites, in blogs and everywhere that has an open area where people can freely post.

Trolls can be difficult to control when there are a lot of community members, but the most common ways to combat trolling include banning/blocking individual sever accounts, reporting them to the site/ authorities, or closing off comments sections for a blog posts, video pages, or topic threads.

How to Identify a Troll

The next question is, how do I identify an internet troll? Trolls have distinct features and characteristics on the internet but may be confused with regular people. Please read below to see the traits of the most common types of internet trolls.

The Insult Troll

This troll is a hater. They don’t even really need a reason to hate or insult someone. These trolls often attack everyone and everything. This type of troll can become so antagonistic and severe that it can be considered cyberbullying.

The Debate Toll

This troll loves a good argument and will debate to the end. They will challenge even the most verified facts. They are always right and everyone else is wrong. They will go on and on, leaving extremely long threads to prove their point until the other party is exhausted and eventually gives up… just to be away from their negativity.

The Grammar and Spellcheck Troll

These are the trolls that must point out other’s misspelled words and grammar mistakes. These trolls use a users’ spelling or grammatical mistakes as an excuse to insult them.

The Forever Offended Troll

They are experts at purposely misrepresenting what another person says. They take humorous pieces of content and turn it into arguments, often through playing the victim. People get upset by some of the strangest things that are said online.

The Show-Off, Know It All Troll

Very similar to the debate troll, the show off troll is a person who doesn’t like to participate in arguments but loves to share their opinion. They might do so in extreme detail, to the point of spreading rumors (or secrets in some cases). They love to and go on and on with lots of long paragraphs about what they know, even if no one reads or responds to them.

The Profanity and All Caps Troll

This troll is the guy who has nothing of value to add to the discussion. He or she might drop F-bombs or other curse words in all CAPS.

The One Word Only Troll

This is the “lol” or “K” or “yes” or “no” person. This is far from the worst of the trolls online. Their one-word replies are more of a nuisance than anything else.

The Exaggeration Troll

This troll can be a combination of know-it-alls and debate trolls. They take any topic and blow it out of proportion. They are generally annoying and don’t contribute any real value and bring up unrelated issues.

The Off Topic Troll

This guy posts something entirely off topic in any social community discussion. This person succeeds in shifting the issue, and everyone ends up talking about whatever irrelevant thing that he posted.

The Greedy Spammer Troll

Last but not least, there’s the dreaded spammer troll. This is the troll who could not care less about your post or discussion and only posts to benefit himself. He wants you to check out his page, buy from his line, use his coupon code or download his free eBook. They post “follow me” on all social networks.

Please remember to use Social Catfish to reverse username lookup or reverse image search the internet trolls and identify trolls when you can:

Leave a Reply


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please use your real name and a corresponding social media profile when commenting. Otherwise, your comment may be deleted.

No sales pitches, no games, and one-click unsubscribe.
Most Popular Posts

How to Find out If Someone Has a Dating Profile

0 October 18, 2019

Have you ever wondered how to find out if someone has a dating profile, like your boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse? This situation comes up more oft ...


Find Someone's Tinder Profile with These 4 Little Known Ways

0 October 17, 2019

No matter what your dating situation or dilemma, read this article and learn four ways to perform a Tinder search. Find who you're looking for on the ...


POF Scams: Catfish Scams, Romance Scams, and More

0 December 11, 2019

In POF scams, the scammer will begin contacting you as if they were interested in meeting you and becoming acquainted with you. What is Catfishing on ...


POF Search: 5 Ways to Perform a POF Name Search

0 October 23, 2019

Though the site is free, paid upgrades to offer to remove advertisements and give more photograph and email options, POF search options remain the sam ...


12 Signs That You Might Be Getting Catfished Online

0 October 17, 2019

Discover the twelve tell-tell signs that you are interacting with a catfish online in social media networks or on popular dating websites. Signs Th ...


Bumble Search: How to Find a Profile on This Dating App

0 October 18, 2019

Learn how to perform a Bumble search to find someone's profile on the popular online dating app with our little-known tips. As dating apps and site ...

No sales pitches, no games, and one-click unsubscribe.

Leave a Reply


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please use your real name and a corresponding social media profile when commenting. Otherwise, your comment may be deleted.