Posts Tagged ‘bullied targets’
Friday, November 11th, 2011
WBI recently ran an Instant Poll (n=230) asking if respondents “support the Occupy movement that is expressing outrage over economic inequity?” 74% said Yes. We broke support and disagreement into sub-categories. See the results below.
Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
Bullied targets plead for relief from stress-related health and mental health injuries (up to and including PTSD). They are certainly bothered by the pain, once they connect the dots and realize that it is the exposure to abuse that causes it. Moreso, they are incensed by the injustice, the unfairness, of it all. It’s an upside-down work world where the ingratiating do-nothing predators torment with impunity. It’s not a fair world. That stark realization does untold damage to the target’s worldview. In turn, that violation of assumptions forces them to redefine who they are at the core. Bullying is a life-changing series of events, and in most cases, not ending in a better world for the target.
Tags: bullied targets, CBO, Congressional Budget Office, income inequity, injustice, top 1%
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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
Americans have a Calvinistic, self-punishing streak strangely juxtaposed with our more obvious hedonistic tendencies. Nowhere is the turning a negative lens on oneself more evident than when a bullied target resorts to self-blame to explain the inexplicable bullying directed at them. In fact, self-blame is one of the factors that distinguishes a target from a bullyproof person. The bully alone is cruel enough. Blaming ourselves magnifies the effect, as if they needed our help!
Dr. Kristin Neff at the Univ of Texas, Austin has created her own research and practice niche called Self-Compassion. It involves (1) treating ourselves with the kindness we would extend to others, (2) recognizing our shared humanity, and (3) being mindful (and not catastrophizing) about negative aspects of ourselves. Self-compassion is superior to self-esteem since it does not involve evaluation or comparison with others. We think Self-Compassion is going to be a valuable tool for healing wounds from bullying.
Tags: bullied targets, Kristin Neff, self-compassion, self-esteem, Tara Parker-Pope
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