Ultimately it sunk in that the actual problem I hd been made aware of was a serious flaw in my own personality. My moderate popularity in Second Life had resulted in my deluding myself into thinking I had somehow corrected it. I have not.
And I still don't know what I'm going to do about it either. Could well be I cannot do anything abiout it at all.
Conveniently though, school finals are now upon me, and have provided a convenient reason to stay away from SL until after the semester is over. I will return on June 1st. Possibly I will have it worked out by then.