Bullying is not just a Youth Problem; It’s a Human One

There’s a powerful post on Seth Godin’s blog with an interesting take on bullying.

It is not just a youth issue — it is a human one.

A BULLY is a person of any age who intentionally uses power to cause physical or emotional distress with the purpose of dominating the other person. Period.

Bullies:

  • Intentionally work to marginalize people.
  • In an organizational (or online) setting, choose not to engage in conversation or discussion.
  • Do not use legitimate authority or suasion; instead, they depend on pressure in the moment to demean and disrespect someone else — by undermining not just their ideas, but their very presence and legitimacy.

Do you know anyone like this?

Read on to see what to do about it.