is the act of intentionally causing harm to others, through verbalharassment, physicalassault, or other more subtle methods of coercionsuch as
manipulation.Bullying in school and the workplace is also referred to as peer abuse.In colloquial speech, bullying often describes a form of harassment perpetrated by anabuser who possesses more physical and/or social power and dominance than the victim.The victim of bullying is sometimes referred to as a target. The harassment can be verbal, physical and/or emotional. Sometimes bullies will pick on people bigger or smaller thantheir size. Bullies hurt people verbally and physically. There are many reasons for that.One of them is because the bullies themselves are or have been the victim of bullying
Bullying is an act of repeated aggressive behavior in order to intentionally hurt another person, physically or mentally. Bullying is characterized by an individual behaving in acertain way to gain power over another person. Behaviors may include name calling,verbal or written abuse, exclusion from activities, exclusion from social situations, physical abuse, or coercion. Bullies may behave this way to be perceived as popular or tough or to get attention. They may bully out of jealousy or be acting out because theythemselves are bullied.
The effects of bullying can be serious and even fatal. Victims of bullying can suffer fromlong term emotional and behavioral problems. Bullying can causeloneliness, depression,
anxiety,lead to lowself-esteemand increased susceptibility to illness.
Characteristics of bullies
Research indicates that adults who bully have personalities that are authoritarian,combined with a strong need to control or dominate. It has also been suggested that a prejudicial view of subordinates can be particular a risk factor.
Further studies haveshown that whileenvyandresentmentmay be motives for bullying, there is little