Workplace Bullies can be manipulative both negatively and positively. How we handle these manipulations can be extremely important to the way our day goes.
Even though we would like to think that the people we work with every day are well-adjusted, healthy minded individuals, we sometimes realize that it just isn’t so.
Have you ever had times when your workday is going along smoothly and without incident then Bang, you get blindsided by a workplace bully who manages to suck the wind out of you with their harassment and negativity?
A lot of the time you can shrug it off and take it with a grain of salt but other times it just drives you into the ground it’s so bad.
You might have a great positive attitude normally, but when you are forced to work around these negative, narcissistic workplace bullies on a day to day basis, it wears you down, robs you of your happiness, productivity and over-all self worth.
It makes you feel negative too.
Some of these workplace bullies can have a really negative impact on us. And, even though we all have our issues, some of these people’s issues can affect us in a very negative way especially if they are verbally abusive or intimidating at work.
These bullying kinds of behaviors in the workplace will greatly affect our creativity and productivity at work.
They grind away at our mental well being. They drive down our self-esteem and generally cause our lives to be in a constant state of uncertainty.
They can suck the life out of us and even cause major health problems which could shorten our lifespan.
These individuals (workplace bullies) are experts at these tactics and you may not even realize you have been manipulated until it is too late.
These individuals figure out what your weaknesses are, and will use them to get what they want.
They have a way of compromising your belief systems and taking away your self-esteem.
They find ways of manipulating you to make you do things that you don’t necessarily want to do and before you know it, you lose your sense of identity, your personal priorities and your ability to see the reality of the situation.
All of a sudden you realize that the world becomes centered around their needs and their priorities.
The best defense against these defeatist personalities is to arm yourself with the information available and educate yourself so you will be able to detect the workplace bully by his actions long before it is too late and real damage is done to you.