What makes online trolls tick?
The media often portrays online trolls as lonely outcasts with low self-worth who hide behind computer screens posting inflammatory comments to stir up trouble.
Or at least that might be the narrative the victims have to tell themselves to humanise and rationalise trolling behaviour.
But Australian researchers say this isn’t necessarily the case, with psychological profiling suggesting that trolls actually feel really good about themselves.
Some 400 people — with a mean age of 25 — recruited through Facebook and Reddit