How bullying works: projection and scapegoating.

This one line says it all. “We live in a society where bullying has become increasingly acceptable, and certainly, as form of doing politics.” Excellent article.

Politics and Insights

Very few people, when put to the test, have the integrity and moral courage to stand up against bullying, harassment, abuse, threats and corruption. The targets of adult bullying are selected often because they DO have the moral courage to challenge; many people will pass by on the other side.

A target of adult bullying is most often chosen because of their strength, not their weakness. Research showsthat targets of bullying tend to have highly developed empathy for, and sensitivity of others, a high degree of perceptiveness, high moral values, a well-developed integrity, a strong sense of fair play and reasonableness, a low propensity to violence,a reluctance to pursue grievance, disciplinary or legal action, a strong forgiving streak and a mature understanding of the need to resolve conflict with dialogue. Often,targets of bullying are independent, self-reliant and “different” in some way. Weak people…

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