What causes some people resort to blatantly infantile behavior towards others in a discussion
when there is a strong disagreement,such as verbal bullying and personal attacks?
I think it's caused by emotion, fear, and sometimes ego.
People don't like to be wrong.
People read the comments of others when a question is asked and become angered or disgusted by another person's words.
I use the word "ego" here cautiously because sometimes someone may have formed an opinion due to life experiences. So it may not be ego-driven, it just may be a valid oppositional stance.
If two people have different arguments to a side, based on their own opinion, sometimes people are left feeling wounded. They don't stop to think about trying to control their own reaction.
Sometimes it's best to say nothing and move on. No one has to prove a point here in a discussion. It's only HubPages.
So true, others WILL think and behave differently, why sweat it at all. Life is way TOO SHORT to be melodramatic about this. You're right, Crafty as always.
Wow! Thank you GM! I consider that a tremendous compliment from you my friend.
There is something about anonymity that brings out the worst in people. Hiding behind a computer monitor with no one seeing their face, using a pseudonym and fake picture gives bullies the courage to speak their mind without a filter.
I don't pay attention to rude comments and consider that sometimes people are in a bad mood and instead of taking their anger out on their boss, family member or neighbor they come online and lash out at total strangers feeling better having vented on someone who they'll never see or hear from again.
Killing them with kindness works best because it douses their temper instead of adding fuel to the flame.
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