Webinar 14: The Workplace Bully – (Self-Check)

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The Workplace Bully: Who and You and What to Do

Presenter: Susan Meekhof


After taking this webinar you should be able to:

  • Understand who is the workplace bully
  • Understand why adults bully
  • Understand and handle adult bullying by learning various practical techniques
  • Understand the value of you versus the value of your workplace

The goal of this webinar was to identify what a person can do if he or she is being bullied. Susan discussed what to do if someone is being abusive or unpredictable, how to handle abuse internally, and how to avoid the trap of low self-esteem to be empowered to take charge and address the situation.

Quiz Questions

The adult bully is most often someone who is:

  • A popular leader
  • A white man
  • Taking advantage of another vulnerable adult
  • Simply reacting badly to someone else

Which of the following tactics are commonly used by adult bullies?

  • Stealing
  • Physical violence
  • Gossip and rumors
  • Racism

The desired end result for an adult bully is:

  • Increase victim’s pain and humiliation
  • Decrease victim’s self-confidence
  • Ability to control the environment
  • All of the above

Which of the following is NOT a common reason why adult bullies do what they do?

  • Jealousy
  • They feel inferior
  • To help victims become tougher and less emotional
  • They feel satisfaction when people get emotional

Which of the following methods can help in most situations?

  • Self-care
  • Give in
  • Quit
  • All of the above

The idea that there is no lack of alternatives refers to:

  • Plenty of fish concept
  • Prioritizing your life and happiness over the job
  • Leaving the situation or job
  • All of the above

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