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Survive Bullying at Work by Lorenza Clifford

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3 Understanding why bullies are picking on you

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This chapter turns its attention away from the bullies themselves and on to their targets. People want to know what leads bullies to single them out for ill-treatment, but as we’ll see below, there isn’t one main issue: it can come from many reasons, but the most important thing to note is that no-one deserves to be bullied.

Targets should not think that they themselves are causing the bullying, either consciously or unwittingly.

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Step one: Understand why people are targeted

Sadly, no-one is bully-proof—bullies ...

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