5 Tips For Dealing With Work Bullies!

Do you regularly feel intimidated, dread to work near a particular coworker, or you’re yelled at, insulted, and put down? Does a coworker talk over you at meetings, criticize you, or steal credit for your work? If you answer yes to these questions, chances are good that you’re one  several others who have been attacked by a bully at work.

You know you’re working with a bully when the bully picks out your mistakes and constantly brings them up.

 

Or worse, the bully gossips about you, tells lies to your coworkers, and even sabotages your work. If you dread going to work, you may have a bully coworker or boss.

If your employer won’t help you, and a recent study says they often won’t, these are the actions to take to defeat the bully.

 

  1. Don’t get emotional. Bullies take pleasure in emotionally manipulating people. …
  2. Don’t blame yourself. Acknowledge that this is not about you; it’s about the bully. …
  3. Do your best work. …
  4. Build a support network. …
  5. Document everything. …

Most importantly, once you have set the limit in your mind, exercise your right to tell the bully to stop the behavior.Confronting a bully is scary and hard. But, as confirmed by experts bullies are “only effective when they’re on solid ground. Ground that you can take away.”This confrontational approach works in meetings, too. If the bully is talking over you with complaints and criticisms, ask him a direct question about what he recommends instead. If that doesn’t work ask him to leave the meeting until you finish your discussion. If he refuses, end the meeting and reschedule the meeting without him.

You need to call out the bully on your terms.

Goodluck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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