Who gets bullied by whom - and where?

Stefanie Garber

An insight into common personality traits shared by victims of bullying, as well as characteristics of bullies, can help organisations prevent workplace harassment. But understanding organisational culture is important too...

It’s the lack of justification that is most disturbing to many victims of bullying. If you run over your co-worker’s dog in the company parking lot, you could expect that person to be unfriendly. But many people find themselves targeted for no apparent reason. “Why me?” is their common refrain. Research into the personality of bullying victims seeks to answer the “why me?” question. People with certain persona...

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Published 18 August, 2013 | Updated 23 February, 2021