As correctly identified in Lynne Curry’s book, “Beating The Workplace Bully – A Tactical Guide to Taking Charge” 2016 (one of the few books on the subject I recommend)
A bully’s ultimate aim is to make their target take responsibility for the bully’s abusive behaviours.
It breaks my heart to have to say that every time a perpetrator achieves this, another layer of negative belief about themselves their target will have. Which makes them easier to spot by the next bully – and so it goes on. It’s not just children who are made more vulnerable by being sexually abused EVERYONE who is on the receiving end of any abusive behaviour is made more vulnerable by it – from your violent sexually abusive partners right down to your common-or-garden lesser-spotted snapper at work.
It’s my job to prepare potential targets to spot a bully, sizing them up for an attack/grooming them, and have polite responses that can stop a bully in their tracks.
I am holding another FREE launch on Wednesday 15th September at 12-noon:
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