Fanboys and haters

Fanboys and haters

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"A fanboy is obsessive and uncritical. Liking you becomes part of their
identity, and they create an image of you in their own head that is much
better than reality. Everything you do is good, because you do it. If
you do something bad, they find a way to see it as good. And their love
for you is not, usually, a quiet, private one. They want everyone to
know how great you are.
...

Unfortunately that is not the worst consequence of fame. As well as
fanboys, you'll have haters.

A hater is obsessive and uncritical. Disliking you becomes part of their
identity, and they create an image of you in their own head that is much
worse than reality. Everything you do is bad, because you do it. If you
do something good, they find a way to see it as bad. And their dislike
for you is not, usually, a quiet, private one. They want everyone to
know how awful you are.

If you're thinking of checking, I'll save you the trouble. The second
and fifth paragraphs are identical except for "good" being switched to
"bad" and so on.
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