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Adult bullying: Survey finds 31% of Americans have been bullied as an adult
Adults Who Bully
Some lunchroom bullies grow up to become office bullies. The online survey of more than 2, U. The survey defined bullying as being subjected to repeated, negative behavior intended to harm or intimidate. Victims of bullying reported significant negative impacts on their health. The poll found of those who have been bullied as an adult:.
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Unfortunately, bullies grow up and get jobs, so you might just run into them again in the workplace, on social media or even in your close-knit neighborhood community. Bullying is not just succumbed to childhood but it is also very prevalent in adulthood as well. Unfortunately, adult bullying behavior identically reflects childhood bully behavior: it methodically targets a person with the intention to intimidate, undermine, or degrade. The same tactics get used, too: gossip, sabotage, exclusion, public shaming, and many other conscious behaviors.