Emotional maturity and the internet

A gauge of someone's emotional maturity is how long it takes them to respond to comments disagreeing with their ideas to target the other commenter personally. For an immature person this is usually immediate whereas for a mature person this doesn't happen at all.

The immature person will feel justified in attacking the other person, because, after all, anyone who disagrees with their view must be stupid, uneducated, etc. etc.

The fact that other people have different views to their own is impossible to accept for the emotionally immature, narcissistic personality type that seems common today, if the internet is any guide to go by.

My recommendation is as soon as a commenter reveals themselves to be an emotionally immature abuser all contact with them is cut.  No point feeding into their narcissistic fantasies and being dragged down into an ugly confrontation.


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