There are several types of office bullies with several different characteristics, but their behavior is generally the same. Workplace bullies look to dominate and control. They often insult or downplay their coworkers or their performance in order to distract from theirs. Bullies have their own ‘communication’ that they use to make employees fear them and comply with what they say. Only when they feel like they have control and power will they feel happy.
If a co-worker repeatedly makes you feel intimidated or humiliated, you are probably dealing with a bully.”
These people tend to:
- Misuse a position of power.
- Continually give undeserved criticism.
- Is fond of verbal or physical abuse.
- Sets excessive and unrealistic expectations.
- Repeatedly issues insults or threats.
- Don’t try to challenge them. This only feeds their bully persona.
- Don’t take their remarks personally. Chances are it’s really not about you.
- Avoid trying to please them. They can normally not be satisfied so easily.
- When addressing their behavior, do it privately and calmly.
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