I decided to write my musing on love being a 4 letter word in my bullying blog because bull – the root word of bullying is also a 4 letter word and it strikes me as a useful way to understand bullying behavior. Bullies are like bulls.
What does this – concept of dignity violation have to do with bullying? Everything. Dignity violations are what bullying is. Bullies violate your dignity. That’s why it hurts so much. The good news is that no one can take away your dignity.
When it comes to dealing with bullying in the workplace – or anywhere really – there is the ideal of what should happen. And then the reality of what actually happens.
Ignore them and they will go away – doesn’t work. It’s incredibly bad advice to give to a kid. Please stop. What should you tell them instead? I’m glad you asked.