Jun 25, 2019 · The Workplace Bullying and Trauma Institute (WBTI), found that: 50 percent of Americans have not experienced or witnessed bullying, but 19 percent of Americans are bullied, another 19 percent witness bullying at work. 61 percent of Americans are aware of abusive conduct that takes place in the workplace. If you are introverted, anxious or submissive, you are more likely to be bullied at work than those who are extroverted and assertive. In fact, research has shown that if adults work to build their self-esteem and assertiveness skills, they might diminish the likelihood that they will be targeted by workplace bullies.
5 Common Workplace Bullies (And How To Deal With Them) Do you work with one of these types of bullies? Here’s how to cope. [Photo: Malik Ernest via Unsplash] By Gwen Moran 3 minute Read.Author: Gwen Moran. Nov 17, 2011 · They work for the company, not you, so you have to be careful about what you share depending on how well liked and supported your bully is within the organization. HR doesn't have the luxury of keeping everything you say confidential so don't treat a meeting with them like a counseling session where you should share everything you think/feel or Author: Dr. Michelle Callahan.
Adult Bullying. Sadly, adults can be bullies, just as children and teenagers can be bullies. While adults are more likely to use verbal bullying as opposed to physical bullying, the fact of the matter is that adult bullying exists. The goal of an adult bully is to gain power over another person, and make himself or herself the dominant adult. Bullying is a systematic campaign of interpersonal destruction that jeopardizes your health, your career, the job you once loved. Bullying is a non-physical, non-homicidal form of violence and, because it is violence and abusive, emotional harm frequently results. You may not be the first person to have noticed that you were bullied.
Although childhood bullies are usually quite easy to spot, adult bullies can be sly, subtle, and difficult to expose. A life-long bully has had years of practice. Some have learned to be very cunning indeed. Some hide behind masks of authority, superior knowledge, money or other type of power.