My thinking board
My thoughts about this & that...
When I imagine people as if they were animals
I've been a social site since the beginning, and I come across a lot of different people. Mostly because I'm a writer and I promote my books on social sites, but I'm a social person as well, and I like to meet new people.
Unintentionally, I started comparing people to animals and imagined how they would fit the popular (not necessarily true) behavior of certain animals.
This is a fun post and I don't mean to offend people or animals.
They pounce on every post they come across and leave angry, dismissive comments. They ridicule people and try to bully them into accepting their views but usually don't explain their own views clearly. They want attention and want people to follow them but don't really know how to lead. They keep adding nasty comments and get into a verbal fight with everyone which leads to vulgar language and even threats.
They think: I know I'm right, but they're too dumb to understand.
They share mostly political posts that fit their beliefs. They viciously attack everyone with different political views but refuse to get into discussions with others.
They think: I'm not gonna waste my time with stupid idiots.
They visit the secret and closed group they belong to every day and scan the posts. They stay in the background and never like or comment on any post, but they carry the information they find to other groups and present them as their own ideas.
They think: Keep posting, my lovelies, so I can reap what you sow.
They read everyone's comments and then state their opinion which is usually the summary of the most liked and replied comments.
They think: They like me! OMG, they really like me, and they think I'm smart!
They have antisocial, and even psychopathic personalities. They don't read happy posts and get angry and jealous when people post about their success. They like to read posts about tragedies, pain, and suffering. They might leave a sad face emoji yet they don't feel sympathy or empathy toward anyone.
They think: They think I like them or feel sorry for them. Morons!
The Blue Jay
They're the first to report tragedies and bad news. They warn everyone about food recalls, internet scams, fake news, and any negative news they can find.
They think: I must warn everyone. Oh, my God! I have to post this right now!
They're narcissistic people who work hard to succeed but hate everyone who's prettier and more successful than they are. They gossip behind everyone's back and enjoy the chaos they cause. They put everyone down but they never confront anyone face to face.
They think: Hehe! Now they’re not so chummy anymore.
They're always happy - on the surface. Their page is filled with smiles, cute animal videos, and beautiful pictures. They're fierce defenders of their religion but try to disagree with their beliefs, they turn into a roaring lion.
They think: Don’t show your pain. Be nice to everyone.
They don't post much but when they do, it's always worth reading. Their posts are well thought out and they have realistic views on just about anything.
They think: This post is not correct, let me look into it and let them know what I think.
The most empathetic people on social sites. They truly feel sympathy tenfold for every sufferer but when they see too much tragedy, they have to mute the person who always posts about pain and disease. They can’t take the heightened emotions. They also feel the joy of others and like to communicate with happy, successful people.
They think: I feel your pain but it’s too much to bear. I can’t take it anymore, I must stay away from you.
I hope you enjoyed this fun post. If I left out any type of social animals, let me know in comments.
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Erika M Szabo
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