There is no mistaking that there are bullies all around us. We simply have to turn on the television, open any social media app, or simply leave the house and we can easily find them. They are the individuals who may be making unkind comments on our videos, someone who shoots down every idea we have at work, or the family member that we dread being around because they criticize and judge us.
We may have met bullies on the playground as children, where they may have gotten us to abandon our joy and dim down our happiness and sense of fun. As adults, we meet the bullies who never gave up these unkind tactics when we interact with others in the media, politics, the boardroom or at the airport, local community or in the workplace.
As a licensed clinical psychologist and empowerment coach who is an expert in the field of addiction and trauma, I often see clients who are bullied in life, in relationships, and at work.
What is a bully?
How do we deal with them?
What would it take to no longer be the effect of these individuals?