It isn't so much coping skills as it is him, somehow having reverted back to golden age chris when he thought he, unrionically, had a hole horde of fans he could use as a personal army against anybody he disliked.Oh I wouldn't trade places with him in a million years. But he seems happy and loved in his own insane way. I think the one really positive character trait he has is his resilience. Does make me wonder how he'll react to reality really slapping him in the face when his poor lifestyle choices catch up with him or when Barb dies. The deranged coping skills he's displaying here aren't going to be of much use to him then.
I don't think it's a m by accident he can't read messages, since without the trolls having a way in, there's nothing to break the illusion.