22nd Nov 2021
Jealousy is an emotion we hear a lot about and that many of us will have experienced. Commonly, it is an emotion associated with relationships and friendships, but it is an emotion that creeps into other areas too, creating a huge impact. One of those areas is Bullying.
When we are bullied, more often than not the root cause will be some form of jealousy or envy by the person bullying you. It could be that your success has triggered something within them, and they therefore feel the need to lash out. Or perhaps your actions, or achievements, make them feel inferior and so they react with anger and resentment which takes the form of bullying or targeted behaviour.
This sort of behaviour can be hard for us to understand when we find ourselves being bullied because we may not necessarily be able to see that when we are experiencing it. It can feel very personal and intense and hard not to take personally. Especially when it comes from someone we deem to be a friend.
What then can we do if we find ourselves experiencing this sort of behaviour from friends towards us?
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Written by Lucy Howard, BulliesOut Head of Content and Media
Thanks to Obie Fernandez @obiefernandez for making this photo available freely on Unsplash
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