The Realities of Adult Bullying which Happens in the Workplace

There’s an interesting report at Yahoo!Health which made mention of adult bullying, its realities and how GOP candidate Donald Trump and his social media tirades against other people.  One of the latest is Trump’s Twitter posts criticizing Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly.  The report cited how many people compared Trump’s behavior to that of a school bully all throughout his presidential campaign.

While most people would think that bullies are only present in at school or a playground, the harsh reality is it exists even in the workplace.  Adult bullying or workplace bullying has become prevalent over the years.  It can happen in any industry or profession.  Employees who experienced being bullied at work would find themselves under constant attack from an abusive boss or co-worker.  The attack need not be physical.  More often than not, it involves the use of highly critical words and even subtle actions which sometimes makes it difficult to assess whether a situation would fall under the category of workplace bullying.  It also makes it even harder to prove, on the part of the victim, that he or she was targeted by a workplace bully.

But going back to the Yahoo! report, it pointed out that while Trump and Kelly are not co-workers, they do have a professional relationship.  That is of a reporter and candidate or a journalist and subject.  Trump’s social media posts may seem scathing for some, however, other people may view it as an aggressive action that is reminiscent of a bully.

 

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