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A Bully's Perspective


A Bully's Perspective 

Bullying is predominately famous nowadays in schools or perhaps workplaces. The lens of society’s focus often lies on the victim, the one who is getting bullied.It is very vital for the society to also understand the root cause of the bully’s actions and mitigate its impact on mental health. 

Psychology behind bullying

Bullying behaviour is often a manifestation of deeper thoughts. Research papers and experts say that bullies often deal with their own set of mental health problems. These mental health problems include low self-esteem, depression and anxiety. A person may resort to the action of bullying as a coping mechanism to assert dominance in their respective environment. They usually do this to mask their negatives and hide their insecurities. 

Factors affecting one to possess bullying behaviour  

There are many factors that come into play when someone poses bullying behaviour. Family dynamics, social influence, etc are usually the reasons for bullying behaviour. 

I would like to address family dynamics first. ‘’A family plays a crucial part in a child’s upbringing.’’

Likewise, a bully’s home atmosphere has contributed largely in shaping them and their personality. Children who grow up in abusive or neglected households usually adapt to an aggressive way to react to their emotions. For every human being it is very essential to learn how to respond and not react to their surroundings or be it their emotions which they are grappling with at that moment.   

Coming to social influence. Peer pressure can drive an individual crazy to be socially accepted. Adolescents, in particular, engage in activities like bullying to gain popularity or to be accepted in a dominant social group. 

Bullying has severe profound implications for the mental health of both the bully and the victim of bullying. Engaging in bullying behaviour exacerbate mental health problems. 

Bullying is not just a problem for the victim; it is a reflection of broader societal issues that need to be addressed through empathy, education, and mental health support. By taking a holistic approach, we can work towards breaking the cycle of bullying and fostering a culture of understanding and kindness.

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