Web of Deceit
Posted by Di
The past few days has had me thinking about social media and people’s reactions.
It started out reading a post on a friends blog. She wrote an open letter to the parents of a bully. When commenting on the post I found that there actually was no problem at all, her kids are happy.
This made me think about statuses on social media, tweets, blogs. They all get a reaction from someone.
Most people have posted a status at one time or another that doesn’t mention names and relates to something really bothering you at that present moment.
Have you ever read one of these and thought
Is that about me?
What if it is about you?
What if its not?
The person who wrote the words either wants you to consider your actions or wants a reaction from you.
What do you do now? Do you jump to conclusions and let the person have it?
Do you blow it off?
You’ve got to remember that this is social media and there are probably 10 other neurotic followers thinking its about them too.
In the back of my mind I am secretly hoping that all 10 of those people think very carefully about their actions. I would hope that they would change for the better.
Unfortunately there are some people who use social media to a rather sick advantage. They manipulate people to the point that they don’t even realise they are a puppet on a string.
They use words to describe others that, if they were honest, would actually describe themselves.
it comes full circle when you realise how invasive and abusive social media can be.
Being in contact with a person who elicits sociopathic behavior drains the living soul of those around them.
￼person, as a psychopathic personality, whose behavior is antisocial and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience
– Related Forms
Sociopaths, dress well, treat themselves well, their outer appearance does not match what is going on in their minds. You would probably love them before you realise what they were really about, and how much they could hurt you.
Here is The profile of a Sociopath via Mcafee.
As a person with serious trust issues, being caught up in a sociopathic web makes me re think who I’m trusting and makes me do a vicious clean up of the people in my circle.
Those who remain are under a microscope.
It makes me rethink the age I first thought was appropriate for my children to be unleashed on social media. That’s a whole other blog post isn’t it?
Have you thought about this?
Have you been caught up in a social media sociopaths web?
I want to hear from YOU.
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