Most of us encounter adult bullies at certain points in our lives. An adult bully can be an intimidating boss or colleague, a controlling romantic partner, an unruly neighbor, a high pressure sales/business representative, a condescending family member, a shaming social acquaintance, or other types of abusive relationships. An adult bully is much more subtle than their “give ‘em a swirly,” “that’s so fetch” teen counterparts. They know how to poke and prod without attracting the attention of their Author: Patrick Allan.
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. Jun 14, 2010 · Adult bullies target other adults in an intentional pursuit to destroy their target. Adult bullies target competent functional emotionally intelligent people. Someone who is a threat to their.
Dec 27, 2011 · In a national survey on bullying, 6 percent of adults admitted to picking on others. If you’re constantly taunting others, enjoying other people's discomfort, have trouble controlling destructive behavior, take out your anger on others, or have threatened other people, you could have a bullying .