DEFINING BULLYING, ADULT BULLYING IS REA - so stop with the semantics, please
Just found this site - (bullyingstatistics.org)
"One would think that as people mature and progress through life, that they would stop behaviors of their youth (try as they might, these women are a looooong way away from their youth). Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Sadly, ADULTS CAN BE BULLIES, just as children and teenagers can be bullies. While adults are more likely to use verbal bullying..., the fact of the matter is that ADULT BULLYING EXISTS. The goal of an adult bully is to gain power over another person, and make himself or herself the dominant adult. They try to humiliate victims, and "show them who is boss." "
"BULLYING is the use of force etc, to abuse or intimidate others. The behavior can be habitual and involve an imbalance of social or physical power. It can include verbal harassment/ threat/ physical assault or coercion. .BULLYING by a GROUP is MOBBING; the victim of bullying has been referred to as a "TARGET.
BULLYING consists of emotional, verbal, and physical abuse and includes intimidation. It ranges from simple one-on-one bullying to more complex bullying in which the bully may have one or more "LIEUTENANTS" (?Heather and Gretchen) who may seem to be willing to assist the primary bully in his or her bullying activities
WHAT WE SAW WAS:
Narcissistic Adult Bully: adult bully,self-centered and does not share empathy with others. Has little anxiety about consequences; SEEMS to feel good about him or herself, but in reality has a brittle narcissism that requires putting others down.
SECONDARY ADULT BULLY: someone who does not initiate the bullying, but joins in so that he or she does not actually become a victim down the road. Secondary bullies may feel bad about what they are doing, but are more concerned about protecting themselves.