However, I'm quite confident that it will never go away entirely.It seems to me that bullying is just one of those things that are just a part of human nature.It's kind of a hot topic these days in a small sort of way.Hopefully the things that researchers have and will come up will help limit the scope of the problem in the future.Still, the experience has not left me, it sucked so much.I don't think about it much these days, but I know that having lived through those experiences has shaped me as an adult, and not for the better.In this spirit, I offer my self-disclosure (and hijack Bill's) as seed for discussion.
So by saying that bullying is a narcissistic action, I'm not at all saying that all bullies are narcissists.
I can vividly recall days when I would have to launch myself out of the school bus door and run as fast as I could up the hill to the shelter of my house.
A group of older neighborhood boys would be after me for reasons that were never entirely clear.
In making the second statement I'm suggesting that ring-leader bullies (those who organize bullying) are behaving as though the emotional and physical health of their victims is not important or is at least less important than their own desire for the thrill of aggression and dominance.
Narcissists treat other people as though they were objects either to be used, or discarded, and the bully both uses his victim (for purposes of self-gratification and aggrandizement) and then discards him.
Bullying Causes Long-Term Emotional Damage The experience of being bullied can end up causing lasting damage to victims.