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Bullying and How to Cope With It

Bullying and How to Cope With It

Protect yourself from Bullies

Protect yourself from Bullies

Psychological Articles by Boomeryearbook.com

Baby boomers are part of a generation that views bullying and all its side issues with a stern eye and a zero toleration policy and quite rightly.

In the fifties and sixties when baby boomers were born, the World was recovering from the effects of Hitler and his legacy of bullying nations who lacked the means to defend their countries against his military machine. Baby boomers were born to returning servicemen and women and necessarily became a somewhat overindulged generation of shiny, successful kids.

Bullying is not something the average baby boomer will put up with as a rule but there is always exceptions. Bullying often takes place in the workplace or at school but as baby boomers have necessarily progressed from school due to their great age, the workplace or the social scene is the arena where bullying plays out its ugly scenarios.

Bullying is something that can be controlled provided it is stopped early on and not allowed to escalate into all out intimidation and violent behavior. Nobody likes to think they are being a wimp but sometimes the aging boomer feels they should be cut a little slack due to their age and not have to deal with life’s unpleasantness.

This is probably a fair enough attitude but for the sake of survival, it is well to have a policy in place for dealing with the unpleasant people who think they should be allowed to intimidate others into doing what they want.

Formality is a great asset when dealing with social bullying. It is so hard to be rude to someone who is affording you with your full title, and in a gentle voice demanding that you do the same. Dealing with obnoxious people might be part of running your job on a daily basis but you can handle them if you frostily address them with every courtesy and demand the same in return.

Never allow a bully to control the situation or run the argument. If necessary, walk away rather than stand and be insulted but do not display any kind of emotion if you can avoid it. Emotional outbursts such as tears and plaintive protests always serve to further inflame the bully’s sense of power and you will only have to deal with them again in the future. If possible, address the problem now and show them you have all the tools at your disposal to deal with thugs like him!

When dealing with bullying, always ensure you are safe before squaring up to someone who, after all has a psychological problem and who might turn nasty if you wind him up too far. Invariably, you will find that bullying fizzles out when faced with authority as most bullies are cowardly and pathetic creatures who have a problem with self worth and dealing with their peers on an equal footing.

When baby boomers are dealing with a bully in the workplace, always ensure you have a reliable witness to the incident and never be alone with a bully.

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