Who, how, and what is a bully today?
When you think of a bully the first image that often comes to mind is the school bully, the biggest boy in the school yard who’s holding up the little guy’s collar and demanding lunch money. There’s more to bullying than the big boy.
A bully is a blustering, browbeating person, especially one who is habitually cruel, insulting, or threatening to others who are weaker, smaller. Whether it’s the stereotypical schoolyard boy or the mean boss who makes others work over time, traditionally it refers to a single individual who makes life harder for others. Today bullying is categorized in multiple forms. The bully can be an individual or a group that makes life hard for someone or a group, the victim.