I remember a coworker at Microsoft who had worked at another company that had hired someone new, and he overheard her coworkers talking about things they could do to make her miserable. He was shocked; he was Canadian and unaccustomed to hearing cruelty celebrated like that.
I wonder what he thinks of MAGA uh people.
Software development attracts a certain set of personality types; many varieties of compulsion. The stereotype of gamers with no social lives isn’t completely false but obviously not true of everyone. Look at some of the utterly illegible code people write sometimes, getting sadistic satisfaction because nobody else can read it.