Science proves that shunning jerks is the answer

When dealing with jerks and trolls both online and off, you have a choice: you can engage and try to get them to see the error of their ways, or you can avoid them, ignore them, and move on with your life. Most of us already know that ignoring jerks is the best way to deal with them, but a new study from Baruch College (CUNY) brings the point home, and explains why it’s better for your health, too.

Of course, if we at The Loop shunned jerks, then there’d be barely anything to report on. But we’re jerks too. Don’t shun us. We crave the attention.

  • SHUN…


  • The Birthers in the US are a perfect example. No amount of information would dissuade them from their racist viewpoint, and the attempts to address their claims just fed their conspiracy theories and their egos.

  • Who’s the bigger jerk? The jerk who makes a blog post about studies about jerks or the jerk who comments on the blog post about studies about jerks?

    Are you shunning me? Are YOU shunning ME??

  • I noticed that this topic immediately follows: The stupidest thing you’ll read this week So, this topic is the stupidest thing I guess.