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Personality Factors of Bullies

Some personality characteristics are common among bullies include:

  • Children with an impulsive temperament are more inclined to develop into abully.
  • Boys who are physically bigger or stronger than peers of the same age are more likely to becomebullies.
  • Bullies like to be in charge, dominate, and assert their power. They like to win at allcost.
  • Bullies crave attention, so they show off and act tough in order to get it from theirpeers.
  • Bullies lack empathy for their victims and have difficulty feeling compassion.
  • Bullies believe the victim provoked the attack and deserves the consequences.
  • Bullying is a cry forhelp.