Friday, September 6, 2019

Brain Bullying – Common Questions, 2

Where do bullying behaviors come from?

Studies show that bullying behaviors are learned—and begin early, by age two if normal aggression is mishandled. Some may have a genetically higher tendency for aggression (perhaps due to cellular memory or gestational experience) and gravitate toward it. Typical profile: individuals usually have a good level of self-esteem but tend to come from a background of bullying and abuse; possess a sense of entitlement and superiority over others; lack compassion, impulse control, and social skills; some are just mean and cruel and feel good only when they harm others or make them feel bad—which helps the bullying brain feel momentarily better than the victims or that it has the right to hurt someone else because it was hurt.

Who are the targets and what are the categories of bullying behaviors? (more to come)

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