Be nice – but don’t be a push over.
There are always going to be aggressive people bothering you. Learning how to deal with them with dignity – is an important life skill.
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 people behave badly – it’s rarely about you and almost always – all about them. The best thing you can do is be compassionate. If you make it all about you – you are not helping yourself or them and you will end up hurting more than you need to and probably make the stressed out poorly behaving person – behave even worse.