I've always known that virtue signaling people are absurd and irritating - like Pharisees with smartphones. But a study has come out suggesting that they may also be actual creeps and psychos.

Keep in mind that that psychological studies have a highly variable reproducibility rate. So caveat emptor.

Signaling virtuous victimhood as indicators of Dark Triad personalities - PubMed
We investigate the consequences and predictors of emitting signals of victimhood and virtue. In our first three studies, we show that the virtuous victim signal can facilitate nonreciprocal resource transfer from others to the signaler. Next, we develop and validate a victim signaling scale that we…