Many of the nastiest, most aggressive writers on the internet, were complete and total paper dragons in person. As an outsider, you’d have never known that the standoffish, shy, nervous man in the corner, also slings profanity, threatens, and talks down to people all day on the internet.
Perfect example of this from about ten seconds ago on a comment of mine:
"This is one of the most nauseating pieces of self-congratulation I've ever read, complete with this textbook example of humble-bragging.
Capitalist tools such as yourself are utterly clueless about the nature of oppression and how it plays race against class, class against gender, and so on. You describe yourself like a corporate sherpa expertly and compassionately guiding your "Black talent" to the Fortune 500 mountaintop. Complete tripe. If you want to do some actual good, use all the leverage you claim to have to get your corporate pals to pay their fair share of taxes, obey environmental laws, and stop crushing unions.
A more diverse corporate ruling class is not a just or worthy goal; shame on you for pursuing it."
Bullies have no balls. All they have to wield is a bullhorn full of bullshit.