Definition of Workplace Bullying

Workplace Bullying is repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpetrators that takes one or more of the following forms:
*Verbal abuse

*Offensive conduct/behaviors (including nonverbal) which are threatening, humiliating, or intimidating

*Work interference — sabotage — which prevents work from getting done
"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.”
~Harvey S. Firestone

Saturday, November 24, 2012


I was reading back through the blogs I have written and was able to demonstrate the bullying bosses pattern of bullying.  This was achieved by taking the research written on the subject and interjecting my own personal experience with a bully.  There are many experts on the subject of bullying, who studied patterns and psychological traits.  I was in search of understanding this epidemic and educating myself on the parallels of my story and research. 

I will always be perplexed by the people who continue to encourage and/or support a bullies pattern, especially after the parallels have been confirmed. 

A bully response in a specific way when revealed.  The website bully online explains it perfectly:
"Serial bullies harbour a particular hatred of anyone who can articulate their behaviour profile, either verbally or in writing - as on this page - in a manner which helps other people see through their deception and their mask of deceit. The usual instinctive response is to launch a bitter personal attack on the person's credentials, lack of qualifications, and right to talk about personality disorders, psychopathic personality etc, whilst preserving their right to talk about anything they choose - all the while adding nothing to the debate themselves."

"Serial bullies hate to see themselves and their behaviour reflected as if they are looking into a mirror."
The pattern is clear.  If you are someone who is involved with a bully and their pattern is revealed, you have a choice to continue to listen to their gossip and lies.  Trust me, if you are starting to question the bully's reactions and are walking away with a gut not ignore it, it is your warning.  As I have said before, if you think for one second as the bully is talking about me or someone else, trust me they have and are talking about you.  If you stop and reflect with an open mind, you will piece things all together. 

If the light bulb goes on in your head, as it did in mind, you will distance yourself or put up some walls away from the bully.  Sadly, once a bully always a bully and revealing a bully's true colors, well you already know what that entails.  Just remember a young child, a brownie/cub scout leader, a wife/husband, your child, your mother/father or YOU will be attacked. 

What will you choose to do? 

1 comment:

  1. Just wanted to share a special email, then phone call today.There is hope! A person called to inform me about the bullying bosses ranting, proves the pattern.Sadly, this person is closely involved with the bullying boss. They are afraid if they were to politely ask for the ranting to stop what might happen to them.I was empathetic to their position and told them I appreciated the heads up.I stayed cautious and listened.

    What a sad situation when a bully is brought to the light and others are seeing the truth unfold before them.The "ranting" as they stated is something they do not want to see happen to them.And is nervous about the lies and gossip that could unfold.

    At least I know!