Are you a bully?
Find out if you're in danger of becoming the perpetrator
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Source: Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CMSRN, Series on Bullying, American Sentinel’s The Sentinel Watch
If you have exhibited the following behavior toward a colleague, you may be on your way to becoming a bully. Review the following bullying “weapons” to find out if your own conduct is suspect.
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Verbally criticize or name-call colleagues?
Sabotage the work of others?
Use ethnic jokes or slurs?
Threaten colleagues?
Do you ...
Withhold information that may be needed by colleagues to do their jobs?
Exclude others from conversations, projects?
Issue unfair assignments?
Attempt to undermine your colleagues?
Downplay others’ accomplishments?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be exhibiting bullying behavior.
Do you ...
Play the blame game?
Use intimidation tactics?
Become physically violent?
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