Did you have problems with a bully when you were young? Could you have ever imagined bullying would continue to be a challenge in your adult years? For 37 million people in the US, this is a reality.
Several adults in various professions report being bullied in their workplaces or communities.
In a recent Huffington Post blog, Dr. Shelley Plumb addresses what it looks like when good people become bad. Before identifying different forms of bullying, Dr. Plumb addresses some statistics that reinforce how problematic bullying can be for adults. She points out how many workplace bullying incidents are reported in America; the gender that is most often bullied; and employers surprising reaction to aggression in the workplace.
Beyond the reality of bullying, Dr. Plumb posts a wakeup call to readers by listing the behaviors that often underlie mistreatment of peers, colleagues and neighbors. These five personality types, originally listed on Bullyingstatistics.org, include:
When we become aware of the five personality types behind bullying, we can feel empowered to stop it.
Read Dr. Shelley Plumb’s Article, Are You A Bully? on The Huffington Post. Learn about the prevalence of bullying and common traits of bullies. Also, experience Dr. Plumb’s first person account of confronting a ferocious bully.